Team for the Sunwolves

14 Feb 19 12:26 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 73 Comments

Rob du Preez Sr has selected a strong starting team for Saturday’s game in Singapore. The only slight worry I have is that we are using two number 5 locks in the same pack.

Van Vuuren, Mchunu and Buthelezi will make their debut Super Rugby appearances should they (very likely) be called as replacements.

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Touring Squad for Sunwolves Game

13 Feb 19 15:13 by Jan Dyman (JD) | 6 Comments

Ok so the first real look at what Cell C Sharks head coach Robert du Preez is planning for this year is here. He has named and interesting touring squad to Singapore  for the round one clash with the Sunwolves on Saturday.

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Teams for Sharks Bulls warmup

7 Feb 19 13:46 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 47 Comments

The teams for Saturday’s warmup have been announced.

I assume Thomas du Toit is being given more time for his ankle to heal, but other usual suspects missing from the 33 man squad include Chiliboy Ralapele, John-Hubert Meyer, Philip van der Walt and Kobus van Wyk.

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Sharks vs Blls warmup game

6 Feb 19 12:08 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 13 Comments

Finally a game in our neighbourhood (or close enough). The Sharks will be taking on the Bulls at Ashton College in Ballito on Saturday at 2pm. The cost is R20 per adult and R10 per child. [...]



SuperHeroSunday team

31 Jan 19 13:33 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 89 Comments

At last some local rugby to sort out us addicts before the withdrawal symptoms getting too much to handle. All the better if it comes in a Marvel flavour. SuperHeroSunday will kick off at 14:00 at Cape Town stadium with the Sharks (aka Black Panthers) playing the Lions (aka Spidermen).

Rob Senior has rested a number of stalwarts who played overseas over the break, but there is still plenty of experience in especially the starting 15. Swys has gone for probably what would be his first choice 15 in two weeks time.  [...]



Pat Lambie

21 Jan 19 08:51 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 126 Comments

Pat Lambie – the epitome of the rugby playing gentleman. Quietly and calmly going about his business, but taking charge when he needed to.  The ultimate team player  – probably to his detriment. Not the largest fly half by today’s standards but never scared to put his body on the line. Unfortunately the hard knocks he has taken over the past few years have ended his career prematurely.

I agree with Pastor – my favourite Lambie moment definitely is his try against WP where his hand-off on the way to the tryline put the Schalk Burger on his backside.

Enjoy the new adventure after rugby. We will miss you on the rugby field.

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Louis Schreuder to captain the Sharks

16 Jan 19 15:26 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 32 Comments

Louis Schreuder  will captain the Sharks in Super Rugby assisted by Beast Mtawarira as vice-captain. Louis has led the Sharks at the end of last year’s successful Currie Cup campaign so the position will not be new to him.

The only downside is that this means Cam Wright will continue to have limited playing opportunities from the bench.



Sharks Super Rugby Squad (maybe)

15 Jan 19 12:10 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 48 Comments

I have found this Sharks squad listed at Sanzar Rugby.

One would therefore assume it is a pretty official one, but it does contain one Rhyno Smith who I understand has moved to the Cheetahs.

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Happy 2019

2 Jan 19 08:39 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 90 Comments

Best wishes for 2019 to all citizens of Sharksworld and their families.

While we tread water and wait for the Sharks’ rugby season to start, how about we take part in two common practices at the start of any new year – resolutions and predictions?

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Coaching Team for 2019

30 Nov 18 15:10 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 145 Comments

The coaching team for 2019 has been announced. Dick Muir appointed as consultant will move on, and David Williams (not the comedian and writer) will join the team as attack coach.

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What options has Rassie got?

27 Nov 18 07:27 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 43 Comments

What a shambles of a game against Wales. The players looked jaded, disinterested and seemed to have had one foot on the plane to Monaco for the World Rugby awards. I think I’ll just end my comments on the Wales game by saying there is a lot of work to do before next year’s World Cup and that Rassie will have to make some bold calls with regard to selection and game plan.

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Boks vs Wales: Team announcements

22 Nov 18 16:23 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 129 Comments

The final game of the year for the Boks and it’s against a Wales team who have become something of a hoodoo for the Bokke, having claimed victory over the Green and Gold in 4 of the last 5 Tests between these 2 teams. Prior to that, Wales had only ever claimed 1 victory over the Boks since the sides first met on the famous tour of 1906. The current records show 28 victories for the Boks, 5 for the Welsh and one draw. The Prince William Cup will be the prize on offer for the winner on Saturday.

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Sharks Super Rugby 2019 Fixtures

19 Nov 18 16:46 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 37 Comments

The Sharks fixture list has been released for the 2019 season and sees the Sharks avoiding the Brumbies and the Highlanders in the league phase of the competition. The Sharks will enjoy their Byes in Rounds 5 and 14, which divides the competition quite nicely as we play 4 games, have our Bye, then 8 games, our second Bye and then finish off with 4 games, the last of which is in Cape Town. [...]



Kolisi escapes citing

19 Nov 18 09:58 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 20 Comments

Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi, has escaped being cited by the Match Commissioner for headbutting Scotland Centre Peter Horne while being held on the ground. I noticed the incident during the match and was, quite frankly, surprised that Kolisi did not get cited. It did not appear malicious, but rather reckless, and Rassie Erasmus can breathe a sigh of relief now that his skipper has been cleared. [...]



Team Announcement: Boks vs Scotland

15 Nov 18 17:46 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 186 Comments

Author: Stephen Smith (StevieS)

The Boks take on a confident Scotland this Saturday at Murrayfield at 19:20 (SA time), with the Scots having thrashed Fiji 54-17. Winger Tommy Seymour was in particularly good form, bagging a hat-trick of tries. The Boks are 5th in the World Rugby rankings, with the Scots one place back in 6th. Home ground advantage will definitely be a factor as the Scots have only lost once at home in the last two years, and that to the All Blacks who had to dig deep to win 22-17.

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Scotland side named to face Boks

14 Nov 18 14:14 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 27 Comments

The Scotland side to take on the Boks has been named, with all 3 South African born squad members named in the team. WP Nel will start at tighthead prop while Josh Strauss and Allan Dell will warm the bench. In addition, outside centre Huw Jones, will be another familiar face, having played for the Stormers. [...]



Springboks vs France

8 Nov 18 15:12 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 137 Comments

The Springboks take on France in the 44th meeting between these two teams.

The Boks have won 26, lost 11 and there have been 6 draws. [...]



Bok team for Twickenham

1 Nov 18 17:30 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 106 Comments

Van Zyl gets another start for the Boks at 9. Is this guy honestly the next best scrumhalf in Rassie’s opinion? PSDT moves back to 5 with Thor starting at blindside. Whiteley starts at 8.Rassie has two locks in Lood and Snyman on the bench. Nkosi will hopefully continue where he left off against England from 14.

Interestingly Thomas du Toit is preferred over Trevor Nyakane as the reserve loose head. Esterhuizen makes the bench in place of the expected Kolbe / Aplon.

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Boks vs England Preview

1 Nov 18 09:09 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 26 Comments

It’s that time of the year again, time to haul out the Bok jersey and, after the recent performances against the All Blacks, we can do this with pride. [...]



A season by numbers

30 Oct 18 16:35 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 7 Comments

Hi, Sharks fans

First off, well done to all of the players, coaches and administrators. That was an incredibly tense final for me, especially when we were down at half-time, after having spurned a penalty right under the poles. Safe to say we can also thank Sergeal Petersen for charging Rob Du Preez’s place-kick early as it allowed Rob a second shot and a chance to calm his nerves a bit. [...]