Similarities between rugby players/fans and rugby bettors

21 Apr 18 09:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | Comments Off

We all know rugby and sports betting are two completely different disciplines. While rugby as a full-contact sport that involves plenty of action, sports betting doesn’t require as much effort, considering that you can place wagers even with a few clicks of the mouse button these days. [...]



We need to talk

14 Apr 18 19:20 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 301 Comments

Guys – it’s been ten years and I’m done. [...]



Super Rugby 2018: Sharks v Bulls

14 Apr 18 16:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 183 Comments

It’s derby time in Durban. [...]



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Bench changes only as Sharks stick to their guns

12 Apr 18 12:16 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 69 Comments

Robert du Preez has named an unchanged starting fifteen for a third week running, as the Sharks prepare to face the Bulls at Kings Park on Saturday evening. [...]



Stander to captain Munster in George

7 Apr 18 11:14 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 1 Comment

Outeniqua Park will become the 43rd different venue when it hosts a historic Guinness Pro 14 match between the Southern Kings and Irish club Munster in George on Saturday evening. [...]



Keegan leads Sharks XV in White River

7 Apr 18 08:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 33 Comments

The Sharks XV are playing a warm up game against the Pumas in White River today. Veteran Keegan Daniel leads a team that combines a number of experienced stalwarts with a core of exciting youth. [...]



Heartbreaker Hurricanes!

6 Apr 18 11:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 78 Comments

Hurricanes centre Ngani Laumape has scored a try deep into injury time to hand his side a nail-biting 38-37 win over the Sharks in Napier. [...]



Super Rugby 2018: Hurricanes v Sharks

6 Apr 18 09:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 131 Comments

It’s the last game of the tour and challenges don’t come any bigger than the one in Napier today. [...]



Benhard off to Bloem

4 Apr 18 10:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

It’s funny how quickly fortunes can change in rugby. Why, it was just a shade over a year ago, on 18 March 2017, that fresh-faced Benhard Janse van Rensburg made his Super Rugby starting debut for the Sharks, in a match against the Southern Kings. [...]



No changes for Sharks

4 Apr 18 10:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 43 Comments

Robert du Preez will be looking to benefit from continuity as he names a completely unchanged match 23 for Friday’s crunch Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Napier. [...]



A truly special performance

3 Apr 18 10:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

Super Rugby is a funny old thing and with games tending to throw up high scores on occasion, it’s easy to overlook performance that don’t quite set any records, but are phenomenal all the same by any objective assessment. [...]



April Fools – Du Toit to start at hooker against Hurricanes

1 Apr 18 09:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

A source close to the Sharks tour group has revealed the shocking news that Thomas du Toit is set to feature at hooker against the Hurricanes this coming Friday. [...]



Du Preez kicks them all as Sharks go big in Auckland

31 Mar 18 10:31 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 58 Comments

Robert du Preez has scored an incredible 38 points on his own, including an amazing 13 kicks at goal from as many attempts, to steer the Sharks to a morale-boosting 63-40 win over the Blues in Auckland. [...]



Super Rugby 2018: Blues v Sharks

31 Mar 18 08:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 127 Comments

The fact that the Blues have beaten the Sharks only once in recent history – that being in 2016, the alst time the sides played – will be scant consolation as Robert du Preez’s embattled side limps into Auckland this week on the back of a big hiding in Melbourne. [...]



Sharks keep it steady

29 Mar 18 10:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 62 Comments

The Sharks team named to face the Blues in Auckland this weekend features just three changes to the side that took a proper old hammering in Melbourne the week before. [...]



Van der Walt in tour SOS

26 Mar 18 08:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 95 Comments

The Sharks took a 46-14 hammering at the hands of the Rebels on Friday morning – a first-ever loss to the men from Melbourne in Super Rugby. In a season where the performances seem to be getting worse, rather than better, the result is quite frankly an embarrassment and an insult to hard-suffering fans such as myself and all of you. [...]



Super Rugby 2018: Rebels v Sharks

23 Mar 18 07:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 263 Comments

Ok, isn’t it odd that suddenly the Rebels are the team to beat in this competition? [...]



Gloucester announce Marais signing

21 Mar 18 14:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Sharks hooker Franco Marais has apparently signed a contract with English side Gloucester, currently coached by former Lions mentor Johan Ackermann. [...]



Beast back, Andre sits out

21 Mar 18 09:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 41 Comments

The Sharks team to face the Rebels on Friday has been named and features 6 changes to the starting XV after last week’s loss in Canberra. [...]



You can’t win without a pack

19 Mar 18 13:20 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 79 Comments

What was the old adage? The forwards decide who wins the game, the backs by how much? An oversimplification, perhaps, but until the Sharks forwards find their mojo this season, there’s going to be precious little for fans to celebrate in terms of wins. [...]