The former Sharks and SA u20 player Allan Dell has moved to Scotland. Born in a family of backs, Allan turned out a prop. However, strong similarities can be seen between him and Beast, as they both have exceptional abilities in the loose and the tight and can adapt to the physical side of the game while at home with ball in hand.
Leandri Diedericks and Benedict Chanakira caught up with the aspiring Scotland international player. [...]
I’m not having a go at refs in this article, despite what I perceived as an exceptionally poor weekend of officiating, but rather musing on the impossible job they have to carry out. There were a few completely wrong calls that should never have happened, considering the technology available, but my main area of concern is around scum time. They say only the front row really understand what’s going on, so why force someone who can’t possibly know exactly what is happening decide who was in the wrong? [...]
So another Super Rugby season has come (and gone, for all intents), and despite the fact that every possible factor worked in our favour, the Sharks have once again, frustratingly, failed to lay their hands on any silverware (excluding the conference trophy, which right-minded people everywhere – excluding the folks down in the Cape, obviously – see as utterly meaningless).
Jake White is a top coach and worthy of our trust. Perhaps after the debacle of last weekend that should read: “and STILL worthy of our trust.” [...]
On a slow news day here on Sharksworld (due to a public holiday for Rob) let’s see how the Sharks are doing: [...]
I’ve been pondering the reason for the Cheetahs defensive frailties this year and the emergence of the Sharks as a defensive powerhouse and I think I’ve hit upon the answer. [...]
Our man Benedict caught up with former Sharks Louis Ludik for a quick chat about life in the French leagues. [...]
We caught up with UKZN rugby captain Lwazi Ngcungama, to find out about a few of his favourite things and what a typical day is like for the student-athlete. [...]
“The only fetcher I need is my son when I ask him to fetch me a beer from the fridge.” [...]
New contributor Benedict picks his six most exciting prospects for the coming season. [...]
Well 2013 was a great a rugby year. My grand children will hear of my tales about how I witnessed probably the greatest All Blacks side of all time. Fans mourn when teams kick too much especially Blue bulls rugby ;but the All Blacks are up there among the most kicking metres accumulated. However it’s how the All Blacks went about it. The ruthless manner of their counter attacks got fans to appreciate their all round game. [...]
SANZAR are in the midst of developing the next ridiculous Super Rugby format. This has to be in line with the current Einstein “4 points for a bye” scenario, thus keeping everyone in the dark, bar those who actually feel like analyzing and predicting the 3+1 logs on Excel over the weekend. [...]
I feel inspired to defend Heyneke Meyer, inspired by some of the unendingly negative comments I’ve seen on various blogs. The more I see, the more compelled I feel to come to his defence. We’re South Africans, we live to support the Boks. The constant flow of unwarranted criticism leaves me feeling embarrassed about a section of our fans. [...]
Since the rugby season is drawing to a close I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the players on display in the upcoming tests and ask Santa for a gift for the Boks. It’ll never happen due to the IRB regulations but wouldn’t it be amazing to select a player from another country’s squad and put him in a Bok jersey? [...]
The 2013 International season is about to end with the end of year tours to come. This year has seen the All blacks continue their dominance in world rugby. Their only loss since clinching the World Cup was against an English side that was superior on the day, in 2012. They are in a class of their own. Two of their players are favorites to clinch the coveted award. Last year the award went to a New Zealander, Daniel Carter. The All Blacks have had five winners out of a possible twelve. They should make it six in 2013. [...]