Thomas available against the Lions

18 Sep 18 15:38 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 21 Comments

Thomas du Toit will be available for selection against the Lions this weekend. Andre Esterhuyzen has however not been released – most likely due to De Allende’s crying off injured against the All Blacks.


Boks team to face a challenge of Everest proportions

13 Sep 18 08:26 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 184 Comments

Rassie has moved Kriel to wing in place of the injured Mapimpi. Am takes his place at 13. An out of sorts Pollard replace Jantjies who at least can kick to goal. Marx takes over the hooker position from Mbonambi. It is clear Rassie does not trust Papier to play in the big games at this stage, and rather than wasting a bench spot has at least brought in the experience of Cronje.

The Boks will be facing a full strength AB team. [...]

Jantjies kicks Pollard down to the bench

6 Sep 18 07:39 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 177 Comments

Jantjies gets another chance in the 10 jersey along the re-united centre pair of de Allende and Kriel. Kolbe will most likely make his debut off the bench.


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Fassi starts at fullback against the Pumas

5 Sep 18 12:12 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 201 Comments

Bosch drops down to the bench and Akker will see some Currie Cup action from the bench. Stringer takes over the 6 jersey from Vosloo who drops to the bench.


Kolbe in Bok squad for Australasia

31 Aug 18 13:39 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 25 Comments

Rassie has selected Cheslin Kolbe into the Bok squad for Australasia. He has also decided to have another look at the 37 year old Schalk Britz in place of Akker. Jesse Kriel has been favoured over Mapoe. Ross Cronje replaces Ivan van Zyl. Allende is back from injury and Notshe gets another chance.

Rumours of Thor being roped in seems to be unfounded.


One injury enforced change for Bloemfontein

30 Aug 18 12:51 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 129 Comments

Rob Senior has selected the same starting team from last week, with the only change on the bench where Luke Stringer comes on for an injured (knee) Tera Mthembu.


Using Sevens to upskill our players

28 Aug 18 14:02 by Chris Smith (ChrisS) | 9 Comments

I was reading an article recently about teenagers coming through the New Zealand 7’s programme and it made me think about the lack of skills in our players. [...]

Boks need to turn things around

28 Aug 18 08:08 by Chris Smith (ChrisS) | 22 Comments

After the upset in Argentina over the weekend, it’s clear to see that the Boks have to turn things around…and in a hurry! Our team lacks balance in the loose trio, our defence is suspect and the backs lack creativity. [...]

Interesting changes by Rassie for Mendoza

23 Aug 18 15:41 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 121 Comments

PSDT has moved to the bench with Mostert taking his place in the starting team. Louw comes onto the bench in place of Thomas the Tank, and Snyman replaces Orie.

I have a suspicion the the Boks will finish the game with 6. Louw, 7. PSDT and 8. Kolisi or 6. Kolisi, 7. PSDT and 8. Louw


Sharks team for the Bulls (Updated)

23 Aug 18 15:33 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 78 Comments

Mvovo has been called up for the match against the Bulls. JLDP has not made the team sheet – I can only assume that he must be out injured. Johan Deysel is back in the squad, and Fassi has been rewarded with a call-up after a very good performance in last week’s friendly.

UPDATE: JLDP will undergo groin surgery and will be out for the entire Currie Cup. Hopefully he will be available for consideration for the end of year tour.


Let’s get the vibe back

17 Aug 18 09:24 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 17 Comments

Well, another Super Rugby campaign has come and gone and we’ll close the chapter on that without further comment. [...]

Two uncapped players bench for the Boks in Durban

16 Aug 18 13:28 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 159 Comments

Damian Willemse and Marco van Staden will be on the bench against the Pumas. As has been expected Siya Kolisi shifts to 7 to accommodate Francois Louw at 6.


Sharks team for Friday’s friendly

16 Aug 18 10:34 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 214 Comments

New signing Luke Stringer will play from the bench in Friday’s friendly against Bordeaux Bègles, while Curwin Bosch has not been selected due to a slight niggle.


Chiliboy will be captain for the Currie Cup

14 Aug 18 08:09 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 51 Comments

Chiliboy Ralapele has been appointed as captain for the Currie Cup.


JLDP makes the official SANZAAR Super Rugby team for 2018

8 Aug 18 10:22 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 46 Comments

SA has four players in the official Super Rugby team for 2018.


Make the numbers work

7 Aug 18 16:34 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 25 Comments

I was reading an interview with John Dobson, the WP Currie Cup coach, and he mentioned that they may use the Kings and Cheetahs to give their fringe players game time in the Pro14 as there are only six games in the league stage of this year’s Currie Cup for each team. [...]

Bok squad for the Rugby Championship

6 Aug 18 11:42 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 44 Comments

Rassie has selected the bulk of the squad from the English tests, plus a couple new and old faces:


9 Sharks invited to the Springbok camp

25 Jul 18 20:49 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 91 Comments

Beast Mtawarira, Akker van der Merwe, Thomas du Toit, Jean-Luc du Preez, Lukhanyo Am, André Esterhuizen, Makazole Mapimpi and Lwazi Mvovo have been called up to the Springbok training camp in Stellenbosch.


Sharks over the past 10 seasons

23 Jul 18 10:24 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 69 Comments

Some more statistics, but this time only those that really count.


Quarter Final: Sharks vs Crusaders

21 Jul 18 08:09 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 207 Comments

Rugby is a game that is made up of a number of mini-battles over 80-90 minutes. So how do the Sharks and Crusaders compare over the 2018 season?