Perez back with Sharks

26 Jan 15 10:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 7 Comments

We’ve had confirmation from the Sharks that Samoan utility back Paul Perez will rejoin the squad today, on a trial basis for the next three months. [...]

Pukke, Rovers prevail in early hit out

26 Jan 15 10:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

NWU Pukke – coached by former College Rovers head coach and Natal scrumhalf Robert du Preez – prevailed to the tune of 42-29 over a young Sharks XV outfit at the Peter Booysen stadium in Pietermaritzburg on Friday evening. [...]

Sharks XV in warm-up action

23 Jan 15 13:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 39 Comments

The Sharks XV Vodacom Cup side gets their pre-season underway this afternoon when they take on NWU Pukke in a warm-up game in Pietermaritzburg. [...]

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Are these your 2015 Sharks?

23 Jan 15 10:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

Starting from around mid-November, all the way through until late February every year, there’s one particular question I am asked to field time and again: “When will the Sharks Super Rugby squad be announced”. [...]

Shark porn

22 Jan 15 16:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 38 Comments

For those of us absolutely desperate for even the slightest hint of action, I have a (rather unsatisfying) alternative. [...]

The Kings Park Suite Experience – at a price that’s just right

22 Jan 15 10:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Awaking to the thought that it’s the dawn of the new season. This is the year to experience Rugby, this is 2015! Calling all passionate Sharks rugby supporters! [...]

Fantasy rugby, anyone?

21 Jan 15 10:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

I’ve been challenged, via Twitter and have been forced to accept! [...]

Big step up for Dan?

21 Jan 15 10:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 53 Comments

While the Sharks squad for Super Rugby has started to settle down pretty much as expected, with the young players brought in to “fill gaps” in November and December sent back down to the Grey Squad to prepare for Vodacom Cup action, one under 20 star appears to still be very much in the picture. [...]

Strong rumours link Claassens to Sharks

20 Jan 15 11:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 87 Comments

Here’s another “French story” to keep us entertained during the off season – but it seems this one might have legs. [...]

Toul-on TV

19 Jan 15 13:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 30 Comments

Good news, fans – Supersport has confirmed that the channel will broadcast the Sharks warm-up match against Toulon on 5 February. [...]

Du Plessis’s on Jake collision course?

19 Jan 15 10:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 41 Comments

Another round of “Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis are going to France” rumours seems to have fired up this morning, with a respected French publication claiming the brothers have already signed post-World Cup deals with Montpellier. [...]

Former coaches return to Kings

16 Jan 15 10:48 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 26 Comments

With rugby news as scarce as hen’s teeth, the Eastern Province Kings announced yesterday the return of Omar Mouneimne and James Fleming to their coaching staff ahead of the 2015 season. [...]

Plenty of Sharks fun in store on 24 Jan

15 Jan 15 11:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

The Sharks are hosting their Fun Day on Saturday, 24th January 2015 from 10h00 – 13h00, followed by Matthew Mole live in concert from 13h00 – 14h00. [...]

The irreplacables: 2015 edition

14 Jan 15 10:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 329 Comments

Injury: it’s a factor in every Super Rugby campaign. There’s not a lot you can really do about it, other than do as much as you can in pre-season to ensure the bodies are strong and then hope like hell that a bit of good luck and a lot of depth gets you through the season. [...]

“Attacking rugby, but not stupid attacking rugby”

13 Jan 15 11:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 44 Comments

The Sharks website has published a very interesting interview with assistant coach Paul Anthony, in which he says a number of things that are likely to be music to the average, entertainment-starved, Sharks fan’s ears. [...]

Welcome back Waylon!

12 Jan 15 10:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 64 Comments

Good news for any Sharks fan with a sensitive streak (or a soft spot for home grown heroes fallen on hard times) is that Waylon Murray WILL be a Sharks player in 2015. [...]

A hard week for the Sharks

9 Jan 15 14:46 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 44 Comments

“We trained hard this morning – a long session,” admits an upbeat Sean Everitt at the end of a tough week’s training. “We’ve just had a team lunch and the guys are off for the weekend.”

A Giant surprise

8 Jan 15 10:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 66 Comments

This post could be sub-titled “while you were sleeping”… because it seems that I missed a reasonably big piece of news regarding the Sharks over the Christmas break. [...]

Positive news on the injury front

7 Jan 15 10:24 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 27 Comments

The first set of pictures of Sharks training for 2015 have gone up on the Gallo Images web site. [...]

Pumas lose valuable coach

7 Jan 15 08:26 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 17 Comments

It seems the lure of the Yen is not limited to the players as Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse announced his resignation from the Union to take up a coaching role in Japan. [...]