Build or buy?

12 May 15 11:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 180 Comments

It’s 2015, it’s a World Cup year and the Sharks have a lot of senior players in their squad. I don’t think I’d be revealing any state secrets or shocking any of you with truly unexpected news if I pointed out that we should probably expect a few of them to move on from Durban at the end of the season. [...]

Tommy the Tighthead?

11 May 15 14:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 55 Comments

Sharks prop Thomas du Toit, who earlier this month revealed on Twitter that he is considering a switch to tight head prop, is set to start in the number 3 jersey for the Junior Springboks as they take on the junior Argentine side in Santa Fe tomorrow. [...]

What they had to say: Sharks vs Hurricanes, Round 13

11 May 15 10:25 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 24 Comments

Hi Sharks fans. All round, a better effort by the Sharks who seemed to play with more structure. Let’s see what the press’ opinion was. [...]

Is there room for Pottie?

11 May 15 10:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 58 Comments

The Sharks’ decision to sign Waratah loose forward Jacques Potgieter for Super Rugby, starting next year, hasn’t met with universal approval. Let’s look at the specifics in a little more detail before being too hasty to reach a conclusion. [...]

Sharks denied in cruel Wellington ending

9 May 15 11:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 62 Comments

The Hurricanes have beaten the Sharks 32-24 in Wellington, scoring 11 points in the final 10 minutes to rob the Sharks of a famous win. [...]

Super Rugby 2015: Hurricanes v Sharks

9 May 15 07:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 230 Comments

It’s to the Kiwi capital we go for the Sharks’ second tour match. [...]

Vodacom Cup: EP Kings vs Sharks XV

8 May 15 17:00 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 106 Comments

The Sharks XV will be down in Port Elizabeth tonight where they will face the Eastern Province Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in their final match in this year’s Vodacom Cup competition. [...]

Smit to keep on fighting ’til the end

8 May 15 12:40 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 165 Comments

Forgive me for waxing somewhat lyrical this afternoon, but Queen really did write some very good songs and one of their seminal works, “We are the champions”, probably deserves better than to be nothing more than a cliched anthem played by sports teams minutes after winning a trophy. [...]

Cheetahs in coaching overhaul

8 May 15 11:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 43 Comments

The Cheetahs have made some rather significant changes to their coaching structures, effective on completion of this year’s Super Rugby tournament. [...]

Super Rugby 2015: Round 13

7 May 15 12:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 48 Comments

They say the number 13 is lucky for some, but the question for Sharks fans is whether we’ll finally see a bit of luck go the way of our team in what is arguably their toughest challenge to date in a so-far very challenging season. [...]

Saluting bravery

7 May 15 09:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 52 Comments

Gary Gold has made some rather ambitious calls ahead of this weekend’s game against the Hurricanes – I for one think some of them are very brave indeed and that it shows great balls for a coach under pressure to make such bold picks. [...]

Changes for Sharks as Hurricanes loom

7 May 15 08:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 78 Comments

The Sharks have been bolstered by the return of three international players for this week’s game against the Hurricanes, but have unfortunately lost two others in the process. In addition, Gary Gold has made several changes to the run-on side in light of the 33-point defeat suffered in Dunedin last Friday. [...]

Potgieter returns to the Sharks

6 May 15 16:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 66 Comments

The Sharks have just announced the signing of utility forward Jacques Potgieter from the Waratahs. [...]

Mtembu starts for Sharks XV

6 May 15 14:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

Already out of contention for the Vodacom Cup quarter finals, the Sharks XV head to PE to play the Kings on Friday night with a team chock-full of surprises. Tera Mtembu will play his first game back from a long knee injury, starting in the number 8 jersey. [...]

Smit’s open letter to the fans

6 May 15 12:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 170 Comments

The following rather lengthy note from John Smit has appeared on the Sharks’ official Facebook page. [...]