The Sharks will face arguably the biggest challenge yet of their midfield defensive structures this week, as Francois “Swys” Venter returns from off-season ankle surgery to take his place in the Cheetahs number 13 jersey. Venter will also assume the captaincy mantle, while reuniting a dangerous attacking partnership with inside centre Nico Lee. [...]
After a lacklustre performance in this area against the Reds in their opener, 2017′s Super Rugby Sharks went on to build a good platform for victory in their next two games by dominating the contact points and ensuring quick ball from the breakdwon. With forwards hitting hard and accurately, it was the Sharks who won that crucial mini-battle at the tackle and the results followed. Saturday’s sloppy showing against the Kings, however, can in no small part be attributed to a big step backwards and this is something the Sharks simply have to rectify against the Cheetahs this week. [...]
It was messy for large parts, but Rob du Preez’s hodge-podge pre-season Sharks selection made a decent fist of downing the Cheetahs in Umlazi on Friday evening, turning in a four-try second-half showing to run out 35-7 winners [...]
Good news, fans – SuperSport will broadcast one of the Sharks-Cheetahs warm up games from Umlazi on Friday night. [...]
Two Sharks teams will take on their Cheetahs counterparts in what is sure to be a fun evening of rugby in Umlazi next weekend. [...]
We’re still waiting for the final fixture list, but we can confirm that the Sharks will definitely play a Super Rugby pre-season game against the Cheetahs in early February. [...]
For the second week running, the Sharks were outscored by a horrifying five tries to two, despite a more-respectable-sounding 30-38 scoreline against the Cheetahs on Saturday. With captain Philip van der Walt lost to injury in the first minute of the match, things started badly for the Sharks and only got worse as the game progressed. [...]
The game kicks off at 5pm at kings Park. Go Sharks! [...]
It may not have been pretty, but the Shark turned in a dominant performance in the second half at Kings Park yesterday to record a 26-10 victory over the Cheetahs and keep their chances of Super Rugby quarter-final qualification alive. [...]
A really important game for the Sharks today. Win and they have one foot in the quarter-finals. Lose and it all starts to look very difficult indeed. [...]
Stu Berry will hold the whistle when the sharks take on the cheetahs at Kings Park on Saturday evening in their penultimate Super Rugby pool game for the year. [...]
Tonight’s match in Bloemfontein kicks off at 7pm. [...]
Let’s look at the stats after 6 rounds of Super Rugby. Wow what a weird round this was.
Let’s look at the stats after 5 rounds of Super Rugby.
The Cheetahs are going against the norm in actually signing players from the Japanese League, instead of announcing that players are leaving our shores. [...]