A big, big challenge for the Sharks tonight, as they simply have to find a way to win in Buenos Aires.
Kick-off is at 21h40 SA time.
Jaguares: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 11 Bautista Ezcurra, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Felipe Ezcurra, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Rodrigo Baez, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Marcos Kremer, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustin Creevy (captain), 1 Lucas Noguera.
Replacements: 16 Roberto Tejerizo, 17 Santiago Garcia Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Ignacio Larrague, 20 Benjamin Macome, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Juan Martin Hernández, 23 Matias Moroni.
Sharks: 15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Jeremy Ward, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt (captain), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Mahlatse Ralepelle, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Replacements: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Lubabalo Mtembu, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 23 Johan Deysel.
Here we go, gang – let’s try pick the winners for this week. [...]
Sharks coach Rob du Preez has reacted to his team’s poor performance against the Rebels in Durban last week by making a raft of changes for the upcoming Buenos Aires clash against los Jaguares. Captain Tera Mtembu is among a number of casualties and will play off the bench in Argentina, with Phiip van der Walt taking over the armband. [...]
It wasn’t only the Sharks Super Rugby team that put in a disappointing effort on Saturday – earlier in the day, the Sharks XV went down heavily against Griquas in the first fixture of the new SuperSport Rugby Challenge competition. [...]
Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen has been suspended from all rugby for six weeks. Esterhuizen has pleaded guilty to a tip tackle offence during Saturday’s game against the Rebels. He was shown a red card in the 17th minute. [...]
Things can change pretty quickly in a week and while Sharks coach Rob du Preez might have been feeling pretty ebullient going into last weekend’s match against the Rebels, given the state of the conference log, he certainly won’t be feeling that way any more. [...]
Kick-off in Durban is at 19h30 this evening. Let’s see if the Sharks can pick up a bonus point. [...]
Right – I’m up early here in Denver, so let’s see if we can pick the right winners for this week’s games. [...]
Ok, so that’s actually going back a fair bit to an inside joke from the Ruggaworld days. Let me not bore you with the details, though. [...]
Surprisingly, some other teams are actually going to be playing this weekend. Odd, I know, but let’s have a bash at getting the results right even though the Sharks aren’t in action. [...]
There’s a lot of discussion at the moment regarding Super Rugby – with SANZAAR having scored something of a coup in convincing their broadcast partners to allow them to change the competition format mid-flight without any financial implications to themselves. [...]
Well, they say that the problem with a compromise is that nobody really gets what they want – I have to say, though, when it comes to yesterday’s Super Rugby restructuring announcement, there certainly is one party that would be more than happy with the outcome and that’s New Zealand. [...]
The Sharks have recorded a nail-biting 18-13 victory over los Jaguares at Kings Park in a game where attractive, low-error rugby was definitely not the winner. [...]
We’re back in Durban and the Sharks will be hoping to put on a great show for their fans today. [...]
Inny Radebe will earn his first Super Rugby start tomorrow when he wears the number 10 jersey for the Sharks against the Jaguares at Kings Park. [...]