The new Sharks

1 Jul 15 14:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 33 Comments

Courtesy of Steve Haag (and used with permission), we’ve got a lovely pic of most of the new guys coming in for Currie Cup this year. [...]

The only way is up!

1 Jul 15 10:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 33 Comments

New Sharks under 21 head coach Michael Horak certainly has a tough task ahead of him, with his side set to kick off their 2015 campaign next Saturday away to beaten 2014 finalists Western Province. If that’s not bad enough, Horak (who took over leadership of the team from Ryan Strudwick just a couple of weeks ago) faces a trip to Loftus to face the champion Blue Bulls in week two. [...]

Catching up with Renaldo Bothma

1 Jul 15 09:15 by Benedict Chanakira (bchanakira2) | 6 Comments

Benedict Chanakira caught up with Sharks flanker Renaldo Bothma for a quick chat ahead of his departure to join the Namibian World cup squad. [...]

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Bothma joins exodus

30 Jun 15 10:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 68 Comments

Renaldo Bothma is the latest Sharks Super Rugby player to announce a short-term Japanese stint at the end of the year, withe his agent confirming he will play for Toyota Verblitz after the World Cup. [...]

New prop has neck op

30 Jun 15 09:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 83 Comments

Word from the Bok camp regarding the fitness of new signing Coenie Oosthuizen is not promising, with team doctor Craig Roberts confirming that the big prop has had to undergo an operation to correct a bulging disc in his neck. [...]

Sharks bid Wilson farewell

29 Jun 15 18:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

New Zealand winger Jack Wilson will be leaving the Sharks to return to New Zealand. [...]

New props (and others?) in the mix

29 Jun 15 15:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

The Sharks would appear to have a few new faces at training this week, although it’s not yet clear on what basis they’re training with the squad – or even who some of them are! Since we love a good mystery, let’s examine a few of Steve Haag’s snaps from training today and try to figure out who is there. [...]

New Sharks captain needed

29 Jun 15 14:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 23 Comments

One of the most critical decisions that Gary Gold and his team will need to make over the next few weeks regards the choice of captain for the upcoming Currie Cup campaign. [...]

Bok squad named

27 Jun 15 16:14 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 132 Comments

The Springbok squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship has been named. [...]

Sharks coaching teams announced

26 Jun 15 15:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 88 Comments

Gary Gold and the Sharks have clarified the coaching appointments for the upcoming Currie Cup season. Gold himself will operate as head coach for the campaign, contrary to earlier reports. [...]

Another year and another Builders Sports Quiz…

26 Jun 15 13:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

As defending champions, we entered this year with a lot of confidence, yet slightly weary of not having our Man of the Match from 2014 Andre Bloem in our starting line-up. Nevertheless we thought we still have a good chance and need to make sure we defend our title with pride and we sipped on a couple Castle Lagers to ease the nerves. [...]

Sharks sign Coenie Oosthuizen

26 Jun 15 12:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 64 Comments

The Sharks have just announced the signing of Coenie Oosthuizen from the Cheetahs. [...]

Pat cleared

25 Jun 15 14:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

A positive message on the Sharks Facebook page this morning confirms that Pat Lambie has been given the all-clear to return to playing duty after the neck injury sustained against the Crusaders back at Easter. [...]

Coaching: not a buyer’s market

25 Jun 15 13:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 129 Comments

As press speculation continues to fuel discussion relating to the vacant Sharks’ head coaching position (I believe John Mitchell just turned the job down for a third time, which means it’s time to link Jimmy Stonehoue again) I think we all need to consider the reality of the situation. Let’s take a step back. [...]

Kings friendly canned

24 Jun 15 12:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

According to the EP Kings Twitter account, the friendly match set to take place between that side and the Sharks next month has been called off. [...]

Sharks confirm Mjekevu signing

24 Jun 15 12:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 175 Comments

Wandile Mjekevu has joined the Sharks on a two-year contract and will be available for Currie Cup and Super Rugby, effective July 2015. [...]

The lesser spotted scrumhalf

23 Jun 15 09:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 84 Comments

It’s a momentous day – we have photographic evidence that scrumhalf Michael Claassens has arrived in Durban at last! [...]

Sharks Craven Week side named

22 Jun 15 13:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 26 Comments

The team to represent KwaZulu-Natal at the upcoming under 18 Craven Week has been named. [...]

Bronze ware for Junior Springboks

22 Jun 15 13:14 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 10 Comments

The Junior Springboks will return to South Africa today with some silverware, or rather some bronze ware, after beating France in the 3rd place play-off at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship at Stadio Giovanni Zini in Cremona Italy this past Saturday. [...]

Smal confirms du Toit negotiations

22 Jun 15 10:05 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 168 Comments

“Loyalty” is a strange word these days – at least, that’s the way it would seem. An article on EWN’s website this morning quotes Western Province Director of Rugby Gert Smal and confirms that Sharks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit is in negotiations with the Cape Union, relating to a move to Newlands next season. [...]