Gary Gold’s appointment…. inside the Press Conference

24 Oct 14 16:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

Courtesy of the Sharks – and with their kind permission – we’re giving fans the opportunity to hear exactly what was said at this afternoon’s Kings Park press conference. [...]


In his own words….

24 Oct 14 13:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has held his first press conference at Kings Park. Here’s some of what he had to say, courtesy of the Sharks website. [...]


Gold comes in – and Venter’s back too!

24 Oct 14 08:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 104 Comments

Sharks fans were dealt a double dose of good news earlier this morning, with the union confirming the appointment of two key men to take matters forward on the field. [...]



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Sharks to announce new Director of Rugby

23 Oct 14 15:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

The Sharks will announce their new Director of Rugby at a press conference in Durban tomorrow. [...]


Pot luck, or pot of Gold for Smit?

23 Oct 14 10:17 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 81 Comments

While Sharks CEO John Smit has yet to make any announcement, the smart money is very much on Gary Gold having sewn up the top job in Durban and various media are reporting that the former Bath man will be confirmed as Director of Rugby under Smit within days. [...]


National job added to Cheika’s burden

22 Oct 14 10:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 13 Comments

You can’t really accuse the Australian Rugby Union of expanding their coaching base to any great degree, in the wake of this morning’s announcement that Michael Cheika will take on the Wallaby job so hastily vacated by Link McKenzie this week. [...]


New heroes rise, old legends fall

22 Oct 14 09:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 73 Comments

The 2014 Currie Cup campaign for the Sharks was, to me, as noteworthy for the unfortunate waning of a few previously rather bright stars, than it was for the emergence of new ones. [...]



Coach Brad’s post mortem

21 Oct 14 13:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 35 Comments

We caught up with Sharks Currie Cup coach Brad Macleod-Henderson earlier today to do a bit of a wash up after the team’s season came to an end on Saturday. [...]


Venter to the rescue?

21 Oct 14 08:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 54 Comments

Rumours are gaining momentum that former Sharks Director of Rugby Brendan Venter may have been convinced to spend a bit more of his valuable (but limited) time with the team. [...]


Mixed feelings as season comes to an end

20 Oct 14 12:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

Well, that’s it as far as Sharks rugby is concerned for the year. [...]


Reinach, Adriaanse and Mvovo among 8 Bok newcomers

20 Oct 14 09:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 40 Comments

SARU have named 8 additional players who will join the Springbok training squad in Stellenbosh this week, following the end of their respective Currie Cup campaigns. [...]


Lions score 50 as Sharks falter in Johannesburg

18 Oct 14 16:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 98 Comments

The Golden Lions have booked their place in the Currie Cup final, eclipsing the Sharks with an overwhelming 50-20 victory in Johannesburg. [...]


Currie Cup Semi-Final: Golden Lions v Sharks

18 Oct 14 12:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 164 Comments

Here we go, boys and girls…. it’s match day! [...]


Go Sharks!

17 Oct 14 12:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 30 Comments

I’m turning off “analyst mode” now and going full-scale fan! I urge all of the black and white faithful to do the same. [...]


Under 19s named for Loftus battle

16 Oct 14 16:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Sharks under 19 coach James Fleming has made a few changes to the side that lost narrowly to Western Province at the weekend for tomorrow’ afternoon’s semi-final against the Blue Bulls at Loftus. [...]


ABSA Currie Cup Preview and Prediction – Semi-final

16 Oct 14 14:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 77 Comments

The Sharks head up to Ellis Park to take on the Lions in the first Currie Cup semi-final on Saturday, in a repeat of a fixture that we previewed just a fortnight ago. [...]


Unchanged Lions

16 Oct 14 11:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

Johan Ackermann has kept his starting team unchanged for Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Sharks in Johannesburg. [...]


Cooper returns for semi-final

16 Oct 14 11:14 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

The Sharks coaches have stuck to their guns ahead of Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Lions, making just one change to the team that beat Western Province in the final round of league action. [...]


Easy on the fodder, Sharks

16 Oct 14 09:51 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

I guess the problem with the sort of organised “media scrums” that teams do these days is that pretty much every journo and every paper gets to interview the same players – and generally ends up writing the same story. [...]


A good return

15 Oct 14 11:01 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

Back in January, we lifted the lid on the 14 new recruits to join the Sharks as contracted junior players this year. Let’s have a bit of a look at how well that investment has panned out. [...]