Odwa the only concern

15 Sep 14 15:01 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 6 Comments

The Sharks have returned from Bloemfontein boasting a mostly clean bill of health, with only one new casualty to report. [...]

Sharks under 21s biting the bullet

15 Sep 14 12:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

We caught up with Sharks under 21 forward coach Albert van den Berg last week, for a quick chat. [...]

Sharks player ratings v Cheetahs

15 Sep 14 10:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 60 Comments

Let’s have a look at the individual performances after the game against the Cheetahs, which unfortunately ended in a draw after a strong second-half fightback. [...]

Test action (at last) for Reinach

15 Sep 14 08:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

After a month or more of holding tackle bags, Sharks scrumhalf Cobus Reinach now looks assured of making a test debut (or cracking the Bok match 23 at the very least) once the Rugby Championship resumes on home soil in just under a fortnight. [...]

Bloemfontein stalemate for Sharks, Cheetahs

13 Sep 14 16:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 38 Comments

A late second half fightback, in which Shark captain Tera Mtembu appeared to have scored the winning try, was unfortunately not enough to assure his side four points, as a penalty by Cheetahs flyhalf Willie du Plessis in the 82nd minute secured a 30-all draw in Bloemfontein this afternoon. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup: Cheetahs v Sharks

13 Sep 14 14:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 322 Comments

Today’s match is in Bloemfontein, where the Cheetahs and Sharks will look to bounce back after losing at home in their respective fixtures last week. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup – EP Kings v Blue Bulls

12 Sep 14 18:47 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 163 Comments

Tonight’s ABSA Currie Cup match takes us to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, where the Eastern Province Kings host the Vodacom Blue Bulls. [...]

Lifting the lid on Jake’s plans

12 Sep 14 09:32 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 47 Comments

Writing for IOL, Durban journo Craig Lewis bagged Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White for an in-depth chat about exactly what his plans are for the union. [...]

Heimar ruled out

11 Sep 14 14:04 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 6 Comments

The Sharks have revealed that center Heimar Williams, in his first Currie Cup start of the year, picked up a groin injury against Griquas on Saturday and is now likely to miss up to four weeks of action. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup Preview – Round 6

11 Sep 14 12:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

This week, we’ll take an in-depth look at Saturday’s upcoming clash between the Cheetahs and the Sharks, while also making predictions about the other Currie Cup games to be played. [...]

Two changes for Sharks under 19s

11 Sep 14 11:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 27 Comments

Sharks under 19 coach James Fleming has maintained good continuity for this weekend’s game against Free State, making just two changes to his side who go in search of a fourth successive victory. [...]

Big ask for under 21s

11 Sep 14 10:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 6 Comments

Deon Kayser’s Sharks under 21 side faces a tough challenge this weekend, as they travel to Bloemfontein hoping to overturn a 27-point deficit from the lat time they played the Cheetahs. [...]

Sharks changes – yes, no, maybe?

10 Sep 14 15:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 54 Comments

The Sharks have made a fair few changes to their match 22 for this weekend’s outing against the Cheetahs. While many will argue that change is indeed needed after a poor outing against Griquas, there are always pro’s and cons to this sort of selection decision. [...]

Esterhuizen receives the call

10 Sep 14 14:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 63 Comments

All talk of playing flank seemingly forgotten, Andre Esterhuizen makes his Currie Cup debut for the Sharks at inside centre against the Cheetahs this week. [...]

Are scrum laws ruining the game?

10 Sep 14 11:47 by Greg Kaos (gregkaos) | 23 Comments

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? [...]