Cell C Sharks scrumhalf Charl McLeod will most likely play his last home game for the team this weekend, with the big Super Rugby knock-out clash against the Highlanders to see him take the Kings Park field for the last time before a move to Grenoble in France. Here are some of his thoughts ahead of the game, courtesy of the Sharks media team. [...]
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According to an article in Volksblad, Heinrich Brüssow will not be in action for the cheetahs against the Sharks this weekend. [...]
Coaches and teams let you down, it’s part of the deal we buy into as supporters and to put it into perspective it’s really no different from anything else that forms part of the human experience. [...]
SANZAR hsa announced that Jean Deysel’s disciplinary hearing will take place at 11 am (SA time) today. [...]
Speaking to The Mercury’s Craig Lewis, Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White has acknowledged that his team – who have been struggling to cross the try line of late – need to work on their attacking game. [...]
Supersport’s Brenden Nel has confirmed that Bulls captain Pierre Spies has been ruled out of action for the remainder of the 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby competition. [...]
There were a few surprises when the new contracted Boks for 2014 were announced yesterday. I, for one, am stoked for the two Sharks lads who have been included, even if it might be somewhat surprising to a lot of people, due to different reasons!
Please see below from the Sharks, for any aspiring coaches in the Durban area. [...]
According to various overnight new sources (with Volksblad probably being the first), Kenya look set to feature in this year’s Vodacom Cup competition. [...]
Someone at the IRB has clearly been reading the Harry Potter books, as the somewhat silly “yes, nine” referee instruction, indicating that a scrumhalf should feed a stable scrum, is to be axed in favour of a “non-verbal signal”. [...]
Former England fullback Michael Horak, the man largely credited with the improved defensive performance on which the Cheetahs’ 2013 Super Rugby campaign was built, is set to join the EP Kings on a five-year contract.
According to the Sharks website, another former international tight head prop has been appointed to a senior leadership position, with Etienne Fynn named as the new Managing Director of the Sharks Academy. [...]
News is slow at this time of year, but we’re going to do our best to trawl the ‘Net for anything vaguely interesting in order to share it with you. It just feels like the right thing to do! [...]