As we look to the upcoming 2016 Super Rugby season, it’s probably a good time to start talking about expectations and managing them appropriately. I’m going to get the ball rolling by delivering the big shock right here and now. The Sharks are NOT going to win Super Rugby in 2016 and any of us that have that expectation now should change it, to save on heartache down the line. [...]
One of the better American traditions is that of Thanksgiving – a day with roots that go back as far as the 17th century. The idea is simple; taking some time out of every day life to reflect on the blessings that you have and to be thankful for them. I’ve decided to do the same today (with a particular Sharksworld slant, of course). [...]
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It’s a tough time of year for rugby fans – particularly those in the Southern Hemisphere. While we can spend some of our time talking about news and the season to come, the reality is that rugby isn’t really offering us too much in the line of entertainment right now. What to do? [...]
It’s very nearly Dubai Sevens time, with the fantastically festive showcase event for sevens rugby taking place from 3-5 December this year. There are a number of different tournaments taking place simultaneously during the event and while all eyes will, of course, be on the Blitzobkke in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, a particular team in the men’s International Invitation division should also attract the attention of Sharks fans. [...]
Hi Sharks fans. So the Kings saga continues to dominate the headlines, with player ‘recruitment’ for the Kings’ cause the new talking point. [...]
We’ve received a list of the 14 contracted players who will join the Sharks as under 19s next year. A big thanks to Sharks Commercial Manager Jacques Botes for helping out with this info. What a legend! [...]
There is no doubt that Richie McCaw is one of the best, but is he truly the greatest player of all time? He left behind a legacy that describes him as one of the biggest sportsmen and leaders and makes him a true icon. [...]
Reports out of Durban this morning indicate that Leopards under 19 winger Zweli Silaule has opted to continue his career with the Sharks. [...]
I was watching the Baabaas play against Argentina and, based on the strength of the Baabaa’s side and the way they gelled against Gloucester, I was sitting back to enjoy a victory for the famous club in their 125th year. [...]
While we’ve talked a fair bit – rather enthusiastically, for the most part – about an exciting squad that’s being assembled for Super Rugby by the Sharks, I don’t think it’s right or fair to gloss over the ugly reality that a number of players who have worn the black and white proudly in recent times have been shown the door at the same time. [...]
New Stormers coach Eddie Jones has proved to be not quite as “in love with Tabletop Mountain” as he claimed to be just a week or two ago; the mastermind behind Japan’s stunning World Cup victory over the Springboks was today confirmed as England’s new coach, on a four-year deal that will see him leave the Cape franchise before ever having overseen a game. [...]
Ruan Botha. A 23 year old player, born and raised in Gauteng. A former Lions and Stormers player now making a new start in Durban for the Sharks. A great addition to the tank. A believer in our Lord Jesus who brought him this far doing what he loves. The man who possesses the four D’s you need to make it big in rugby. Dedication, desire, determination and discipline. The player is looking to bring a new energy and presence that will aid the Sharks in their quest to rise from one of the lowest points of their current era. Meet the new Sharks enforcer, courtesy of Benedict Chanakira. Botha is looking to hit the ground running come Super Rugby. [...]
New signing Ruan Botha’s name appears on the provisional Super Ruby training squad announced by the Sharks today. [...]
EP Rugby President, Cheeky Watson had a brief media conference in Port Elizabeth this afternoon to explain the current situation at the Union as well as the press release that stated SARU’s involvement in the Southern Kings for the 2016 Super Rugby season. [...]
The Sharks are looking pretty well stocked in the second row for the upcoming Super Rugby season, based on the latest set of pre-season training pictures. [...]
It’s with sadness that I heard this morning of the passing of a true rugby great, New Zealand winger Jonah Lomu. [...]
The South African rugby Union will assume control of the Kings franchise in super Rugby next year, as per a media release issued moments ago: [...]
Hi Sharks fans. Yes, you read that correctly. According to a report on News24, the following players are already at the Kings and enjoyed their first training session: [...]