Burden returns against the Rebels

21 Mar 19 12:27 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 6 Comments

Craig Burden is probably the biggest surprise selection in the Sharks team for the game against the Rebels. He should be adding a bit of much needed physicality when he comes on as replacement.


Where are we at?

11 Mar 19 10:12 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 88 Comments

After the disappointment at Loftus, perhaps time to take a few deep breaths, step back and consider the state of our season so far.


Team for Loftus clash

7 Mar 19 09:59 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 231 Comments

Injuries to Fassi and Paul required some changes to the squad from last week’s loss against the Stormers. Rhyno Smith takes over at 15 (with Bosch moving onto the bench) and Vermeulen moves to 7 with Vosloo getting his first start of the year.

Some rotational changes see Kerron van Vuuren (bench), Ruan Botha and Cam Wright (bench) dropping out of the match day squad replaced by Fez Mbatha, Koegelenberg and Williams respectively. Hyron Andrews moves from 4 to 5. Esterhuyzen and Ward swaps the starting 12 jersey and bench spot.

Ruben van Heerden (who could make his Super debut along with Fez Mbathta) moves onto the bench.


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Almost game time!!!

2 Mar 19 16:46 by Jan Dyman (JD) | 201 Comments

Almost time for the Sharks to play the Stormers!


A Craig for an Akker?

28 Feb 19 13:14 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 25 Comments

Craig Burden has been seen training at Kings Park and is reportedly actually on trial with the Sharks.


Rob sticking to same team that beat the Blues

28 Feb 19 12:56 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 8 Comments

Fortunately Sbu Nkosi is available to fill the 14 jumper after being taken off the field on a stretcher last Saturday. Rob du Preez has stuck with the exact same squad that did duty against the Blues.

With a 17:00 kickoff the heat should be less of a factor.


Und sie schrien nach KLOPAPIER (Yes, it has to do with Peyper)

27 Feb 19 07:59 by Udo Lütge (pastorshark) | 26 Comments

So that piece of Greek…or more accurately, German…in the title line means: “And they called for toilet paper.” It is a line from a German parody song that sings of a subject matter that is also the profanity that many Sharks supporters will be screaming out upon hearing the news that Jaco Peyper has been appointed as referee of the coastal derby between the Sharks and the Stormers this Saturday.


Akker swops out to the other Sharks too

25 Feb 19 20:47 by Udo Lütge (pastorshark) | 19 Comments

The Sale Sharks have announced that they have signed another of our local Sharks, this time hooker Akker van der Merwe. Although this was not unexpected after the whispers that Sale was going to sign a host of South Africans from these shores, it does make this a pretty bleak day for Sharks rugby.


Sharks make it 2 out of 2 (and 10 out of 10)

25 Feb 19 17:19 by Udo Lütge (pastorshark) | 6 Comments

The Sharks defeated the highly talked up Blues from New Zealand at (what fans are surely hoping will continue to be) their home fortress, King’s Park. They claimed a 26-7 bonus point win, ultimately prevailing in convincing fashion by 4 tries to 1.


Rob du Preez (jr) to leave the Sharks

25 Feb 19 16:38 by Udo Lütge (pastorshark) | 58 Comments

Robert du Preez (jr) is set to leave the Sharks at the end of this Super Rugby Season. He will remain a Shark of sorts, as he is heading back to the Sale Sharks where he spent the off season on a short-term contract. The Sale Sharks have confirmed that du Preez will be rejoining them after the completion of the 2019 Super Rugby Tournament.


Bosch on the bench

21 Feb 19 11:43 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 159 Comments

Rob Sr has stuck with pretty much the same team as last week, apart for Thomas du Toit and Curwin Bosch replacing Khutha Mchunu and Rhyno Smith on the bench.

The Sharks will always rock up mentally for games against the Kiwi teams. Expect a cracker.


Sharks to face Sonny Bill and two Ioane brothers

21 Feb 19 09:17 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 7 Comments

This weekend will provide a much tougher challenge for the Sharks coming off a decent away win against the gritty Sunwolves. This Blues team has the personnel to punish any Sharks mistake – even from their own 22. The Sharks forward pack will have to continue and improve on the great work from the previous game and shut the Blues out of the game.


Team for the Sunwolves

14 Feb 19 12:26 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 114 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.


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.


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.


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.