ABSA Currie Cup Preview and Prediction – Semi-final

16 Oct 14 14:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 77 Comments

The Sharks head up to Ellis Park to take on the Lions in the first Currie Cup semi-final on Saturday, in a repeat of a fixture that we previewed just a fortnight ago. [...]

Unchanged Lions

16 Oct 14 11:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

Johan Ackermann has kept his starting team unchanged for Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Sharks in Johannesburg. [...]

Cooper returns for semi-final

16 Oct 14 11:14 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

The Sharks coaches have stuck to their guns ahead of Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Lions, making just one change to the team that beat Western Province in the final round of league action. [...]

Easy on the fodder, Sharks

16 Oct 14 09:51 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

I guess the problem with the sort of organised “media scrums” that teams do these days is that pretty much every journo and every paper gets to interview the same players – and generally ends up writing the same story. [...]

A good return

15 Oct 14 11:01 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

Back in January, we lifted the lid on the 14 new recruits to join the Sharks as contracted junior players this year. Let’s have a bit of a look at how well that investment has panned out. [...]

The man in the middle

15 Oct 14 10:34 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 40 Comments

Referees are, of course, custodians of the law between the four white lines, with rugby pundits across the globe always quick to point out that, somewhat uniquely, rugby has “laws” rather than “rules”. For the man tasked with blowing Saturday’s Currie Sup semi-final between the Lions and the Sharks, understanding the intricacies of applying technical legal interpretations is really nothing new. [...]

Finals history: Sharks vs Lions

15 Oct 14 09:13 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 13 Comments

The Cell C Sharks will travel to Ellis Park this weekend where they will face the Xerox Golden Lions in the ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division semi final. [...]

Sharks in good shape

14 Oct 14 14:01 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

The good news coming out of the Sharks camp this week is that no fresh injury concerns have been reported after the weekend victory at Newlands. [...]

Sharksworld for Android available in the Google Play store

14 Oct 14 10:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 45 Comments

For all our readers who like to use Android mobile phones or tablets to read the site, our official Sharksworld for Android App is now available, free of charge, in the Google Play Store. [...]

Sharks need to “have a go”

14 Oct 14 09:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 54 Comments

I’m not sure if I’m in the minority here, but I haven’t felt quite so relaxed about an upcoming Currie Cup semi-final in many a year. [...]

Under 19s confident ahead of semi

14 Oct 14 09:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

The Sharks under 19 side may have been beaten in Cape Town on Saturday, but the narrow margin of defeat must all the same have given them some confidence ahead of Saturday’s semi-final showdown. [...]

Tame end to forgettable campaign

14 Oct 14 09:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

The Sharks under 21 side ended their season in rather typical style, conceding a 51-32 defeat to their rampant Western Province counterparts at Newlands on Saturday. [...]

Sharks player ratings v Western Province

13 Oct 14 13:32 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

The Sharks started with a bang, which quickly faded to a rather lame whimper on Saturday, before again finding their mojo and grinding out a relatively convincing win over a rather weak Western Province side. [...]

Sharks Joburg bound for semi

13 Oct 14 09:14 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

This year the Sharks face a prospect that they’ve not encountered for many years – pretty much in living memory for all but the most senior of players. [...]

Second half shut-out secures Newlands points for Sharks

11 Oct 14 18:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

The Sharks have secured a 28-20 win over Western Province at Newlands, overturning an 11-20 deficit with a dominant second half display.