Sharks add a Kiwi winger

22 Dec 14 11:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

Saracens have announced that Kiwi-born winger Jack Wilson, a national Sevens representative back in new Zealand, will leave the club with immediate effect to join the Sharks. [...]

Taking a break (to be jolly)

17 Dec 14 11:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 30 Comments

The first stage of pre-season comes to an end today, with the Sharks Super Rugby squad set to get their Christmas break underway after today’s sessions. [...]

Congrats Marcell!

15 Dec 14 15:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Sharks flanker Marcell Coetzee and sweethearts Chanelle Smit tied the knot in Pretoria this past weekend. [...]

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Deja vu as Blitzbokke win South African leg

15 Dec 14 10:24 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 15 Comments

In a repeat of last year’s final, the Blitzbokke reclaimed the South African leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series when they beat New Zealand 26 – 17 in front of a 36 504 strong crowd in Port Elizabeth last night. [...]

My word is NOT my bond, says SA Schools captain

12 Dec 14 10:16 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 161 Comments

The ugly face of the meat market that is junior rugby recruiting has come to the fore again, with SA Schools captain Barend Smit pulling out of a commitment to join the Sharks in 2015 and opting to become a Lion instead. [...]

Few nominations for unloved Sharks

10 Dec 14 10:40 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 73 Comments

The fall-out of the Jake White era continues, with the Sharks hardly featuring in SARU’s list of annual nominations this year. [...]

Black Monday?

8 Dec 14 12:39 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 75 Comments

Well, this isn’t really meant to be any sort of reference to load-shedding, but perhaps it’s apt all the same… [...]

Botha adds to Sharks muscle

5 Dec 14 11:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 60 Comments

England international second-row forward Mouritz Botha has signed a 2-year deal with the Sharks. [...]

Sharks in action at Dubai Sevens

2 Dec 14 10:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 7 Comments

Sharks Super Rugby squad members Tyler Fisher and Neil Maritz have been invited to represent the Suzuki Wailers invitational side at this year’s Dubai Sevens, taking place in the middle eastern trade mecca this weekend. [...]

Jean’s World Cup bogey appears to strike again

1 Dec 14 11:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 49 Comments

“The scans revealed significant ligament damage to the inside of his knee and the supporting muscles,” said Bok team doctor Craig Roberts via press release after captain Jean de Villiers was stretchered off during the second half of the team’s horror 6-12 loss against Wales at the weekend. [...]

Toulon – it’s on!

1 Dec 14 10:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 48 Comments

The Sharks will face French champions RC Toulon in an exhibition match in February next year, after the club’s enigmatic owner, Mourad Boudjellal accepted John Smit’s Twitter challenge. [...]

Wales (12) v South Africa (6) F/T

29 Nov 14 15:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 135 Comments

It’s the last test of the 2015 season. [...]

Nice work, Ross

28 Nov 14 10:16 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

Golden Lions scrumhalf Ross Cronje has been rewarded for a great Currie Cup season with a call-up to join the Springbok squad in Cardiff. [...]

Jeez Mossie, a “no thanks” would have worked too

27 Nov 14 10:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 51 Comments

Jaque Fourie has become the second Bok veteran to announce his retirement from the Test scene this week, with the 31-year-old outside centre ruling himself out of next year’s World Cup, in favour of staying with the Kobe Steelers in Japan. [...]

Lwazi earns rare test start

26 Nov 14 11:40 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 53 Comments

The Bok side to take on Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday has been announced – featuring an incredible 8 changes to the outfit that faced Italy at the weekend. [...]

The Great Winelands Shark!

26 Nov 14 10:41 by Udo Lutge (pastorshark) | 28 Comments

So the other day I was in that impressive metropolis of Malmesbury for a conference! For all those who have no idea where exactly that is, Malmesbury lies about 70 kilometers north-east of Cape Town. [...]

Horak wants to add value

26 Nov 14 10:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

As a player, Michael Horak certainly saw his share of sights, gaining a test cap for England in Rugby Union as well as representing his native South Africa (and the Perth Reds) in Rugby League. It’s in coaching, though, that the 37-year-old former Free Stater is currently making his mark and we caught up with him to talk about his new role, as defensive specialist with the Sharks Super Rugby side. [...]

… some A to go with the D

25 Nov 14 16:34 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

For those concerned that the Sharks’ decision to contract a specialist defensive coach in Mike Horak signals a desire to play conservative rugby, fear not! [...]

All about the D

25 Nov 14 10:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

Thanks to our kind friends over at Sharks HQ, we’ve managed to secure an interview with incoming Sharks defence coach, Michael Horak, for a little later on today. [...]

No Cardiff run-out for Jannie

24 Nov 14 13:44 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

Well, in news that is likely to surprise nobody at all, the most overplayed guy in Rugby 2015, Doctor Jan Nathaniel du Plessis, has been ruled out of the Springboks’ final test of the season, against Wales in Cardiff this weekend. [...]