Du Plessis’s on Jake collision course?

19 Jan 15 10:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 41 Comments

Another round of “Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis are going to France” rumours seems to have fired up this morning, with a respected French publication claiming the brothers have already signed post-World Cup deals with Montpellier. [...]

Former coaches return to Kings

16 Jan 15 10:48 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 26 Comments

With rugby news as scarce as hen’s teeth, the Eastern Province Kings announced yesterday the return of Omar Mouneimne and James Fleming to their coaching staff ahead of the 2015 season. [...]

Plenty of Sharks fun in store on 24 Jan

15 Jan 15 11:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

The Sharks are hosting their Fun Day on Saturday, 24th January 2015 from 10h00 – 13h00, followed by Matthew Mole live in concert from 13h00 – 14h00. [...]

The irreplacables: 2015 edition

14 Jan 15 10:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 329 Comments

Injury: it’s a factor in every Super Rugby campaign. There’s not a lot you can really do about it, other than do as much as you can in pre-season to ensure the bodies are strong and then hope like hell that a bit of good luck and a lot of depth gets you through the season. [...]

“Attacking rugby, but not stupid attacking rugby”

13 Jan 15 11:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 44 Comments

The Sharks website has published a very interesting interview with assistant coach Paul Anthony, in which he says a number of things that are likely to be music to the average, entertainment-starved, Sharks fan’s ears. [...]

Welcome back Waylon!

12 Jan 15 10:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 64 Comments

Good news for any Sharks fan with a sensitive streak (or a soft spot for home grown heroes fallen on hard times) is that Waylon Murray WILL be a Sharks player in 2015. [...]

A hard week for the Sharks

9 Jan 15 14:46 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 44 Comments

“We trained hard this morning – a long session,” admits an upbeat Sean Everitt at the end of a tough week’s training. “We’ve just had a team lunch and the guys are off for the weekend.”

A Giant surprise

8 Jan 15 10:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 66 Comments

This post could be sub-titled “while you were sleeping”… because it seems that I missed a reasonably big piece of news regarding the Sharks over the Christmas break. [...]

Positive news on the injury front

7 Jan 15 10:24 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 27 Comments

The first set of pictures of Sharks training for 2015 have gone up on the Gallo Images web site. [...]

Pumas lose valuable coach

7 Jan 15 08:26 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 17 Comments

It seems the lure of the Yen is not limited to the players as Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse announced his resignation from the Union to take up a coaching role in Japan. [...]

Wilson – another important gap filled

6 Jan 15 10:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 39 Comments

We didn’t dwell on it much, given the timing of the announcement, but I, for one, am really pleased that the Sharks have brought in a player like Jack Wilson to fill what was looming as a very uncomfortable gap in the Super Rugby line-up. [...]

Happy New Year!

5 Jan 15 10:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 49 Comments

Well, it’s a few days late, but after the roller coaster that 2014 turned out to be, who can blame me for taking a few extra days off? [...]

Sharks add a Kiwi winger

22 Dec 14 11:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 94 Comments

Saracens have announced that Kiwi-born winger Jack Wilson, a national Sevens representative back in new Zealand, will leave the club with immediate effect to join the Sharks. [...]

Taking a break (to be jolly)

17 Dec 14 11:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 35 Comments

The first stage of pre-season comes to an end today, with the Sharks Super Rugby squad set to get their Christmas break underway after today’s sessions. [...]

Congrats Marcell!

15 Dec 14 15:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Sharks flanker Marcell Coetzee and sweethearts Chanelle Smit tied the knot in Pretoria this past weekend. [...]