The Sharks XV relied on their big guns to pull off an important win against the plucky EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Friday night, with some familiar names on the score sheet in a 5-try-to-2 victory. While the visiting team may have dominated matters in terms of tries scored, the reality of the game was somewhat different, with poor discipline from Khaya Majola’s team keeping EP in the hunt in a game that ended 26-34. [...]
Another “loan shark” will make Nelson Mandela Bay his home when he joins the Southern Kings for the remainder of the Super Rugby season. Outside back, Wandile Mjekevu will join a number of Sharks team mates already on loan to the Southern Kings in the hope of boosting the Eastern Cape franchise. [...]
Let’s look at the stats after 7 rounds of Super Rugby. Not a pretty round for the Sharks at all.
Let’s look at the stats after 6 rounds of Super Rugby. Wow what a weird round this was.
“My earliest rugby memory was getting the ball and running around a few players to score five tries in a primary school match”, Sharks utility back, Jaco van Tonder said that was when he knew the rugby bug bit him. [...]
Eastern Province Kings Chief Operating Officer, Debbie Ellis confirmed yesterday the appointment of Kings Academy Manager Robbi Kempson as the head coach for the 2016 Currie Cup season. [...]
Former Sharks fullback SP Marais, who launched a scathing attack on the EPRU earlier in the week, has been offered a two month contract by the Bulls. [...]
Hi all. So this will be a weekly article with all the statistics of the weekends rugby. I am not completely sure what format will work best, and what everyone would like to see. So please critique and make suggestions. For now I will use the information from the Vodacom stats sight, If anyone can suggest other stat sources for me to use, please do so. [...]
Kings coach Deon Davids has included unknown 25-year-old tighthead Louis Albertse on his bench for Saturday’s Super Rugby match against the Sharks. When the team was named yesterday, the number 18 jersey was inhabited by “AN Other” – the last minute reshuffle, we understand, is the result of a lingering concussion to first-choice 3 Jacobie Adriaanse. [...]
Experienced lock Steven Sykes was named as captain of the Southern Kings for their opening round Super Rugby match against the Cell C Sharks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this coming Saturday. [...]
According to information received from the Sharks this morning, Namibian lock Tjiuee Uanivi has, in fact, signed a contract with the Durban franchise, but will play Super Rugby for the Southern Kings in 2016 as a loan player. [...]
Sharks utility back Jaco van Tonder (another who has been told that he won’t feature for the team in Super Rugby this season) has been offered a trial run with the Kings. [...]
Sharks players JC Astle and Lukhanyo Am will both represent the Kings in Super Rugby this year, having secured loan agreements with the Eastern Cape franchise. [...]
So, this is the challenge you ace when reporting on “silly season” antics. Why, just yesterday I recall writing a story, based on a piece I read on Netwerk24, about how teams like the Pumas had opted against loaning out their leading players to Super Rugby franchises, lest it hamper their chances of Currie Cup Premier Division qualification. [...]
After initially deciding to not include him in their small and select Super Rugby group, the SARU-controlled Southern Kings have relented and offered loose forward Jacques “Vleis” Engelbrecht a contract for the 2016 competition. [...]