Currie Cup 2016: Boland Cavaliers v Cell C Sharks

19 Aug 16 13:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 94 Comments

Kick-off in Wellington is at 3pm. [...]

Changes as under 21s seek redemption

19 Aug 16 10:51 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 4 Comments

Let’s hope that last week’s rather unexpected loss against the EP Kings was just the wake up call that the Sharks under 21s needed. Michael Horaks’ team travel to Potchefstroom for a must-win game against the Leopards on Saturday afternoon. [...]

Currie Cup 2016: Round 3 preview and predictions

18 Aug 16 16:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 50 Comments

Look, not to brag, or anything, but we’re two rounds in and I’ve yet to call a result wrong. That’s the kind of record that is bound to tumble soon. [...]

The Golden Goose returns

18 Aug 16 14:12 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 101 Comments

Johan Goosen has been selected to play at fullback for this weekend’s encounter between the Springboks and Argentina. This marks a comeback from the French wilderness for the young back, who last played for the Springboks in 2014. [...]

Positivity equals Confidence, or does it?

18 Aug 16 10:48 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 3 Comments

Positivity and confidence are great things when it comes to rugby. Positivity creates confidence and confidence creates an element of positivity. Positive rugby generally leads to positive results and in turn creates positivity amongst the fans. Positive fans have confidence in the team. [...]

Du Preez makes four changes

17 Aug 16 14:17 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 52 Comments

The Sharks team that runs out against Boland in the Currie Cup on Friday afternoon features four changes to the starting XV that took on Griquas the week before. [...]

Regan Hoskins stands down

17 Aug 16 11:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 23 Comments

SARU President Oregan Hoskins this morning tendered his resignation after 10 years at the helm of the national union. [...]

No Lewies for Wellington trip

17 Aug 16 09:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

The Sharks team to play Boland on Friday will only be announced later today, but coach Rob du Preez has confirmed that he will take the opportunity to rotate and freshen up his pack a little – particularly given a run of four games against stronger opposition to come. [...]

Mvovo released to Sharks

16 Aug 16 18:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

The Springbok management have confirmed that Lwazi Mvovo and Sikhumbuzo Notshe have been released for Currie Cup duty this weekend. [...]

“Kick less”: du Preez

16 Aug 16 10:24 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 40 Comments

Sharks Currie Cup coach Rob du Preez seems willing to applaud the enterprise shown by his Sharks charges so far in the Currie Cup, but is certainly not one to fall into the trap of blowing smoke up anyone’s rear end. In an interview with the Mercury’s Mike Greenaway, the former Bok scrumhalf was less enthused by the performance against Griquas than many of us fans seem to be. [...]

Mixed results for juniors

16 Aug 16 10:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

A plucky come-from-behind win for the Sharks under 19 side on Friday afternoon was as welcome as it was unexpected, but the gloss of that victory was somewhat tainted as the fancied under 21 side stumbled to a shock loss against the EP Kings. [...]

No Duane for Boks

15 Aug 16 10:24 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

The Springboks have been dealt a major blow ahead of the Rugby Championships, with the news that experienced loose forward Duane Vermeulen will not be available for the competition. [...]

Union president steps down

15 Aug 16 10:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

KZN Rugby Union President Graham Mackenzie has joined former CEO John Smit in stepping down, announcing at Friday’s council meeting that he will not continue after five years in the role. [...]

Another bonus point as Sharks continue to charm

15 Aug 16 09:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 46 Comments

The Sharks recorded a second successive bonus point win in Currie Cup when they defeated Griquas 46-24 in Durban on Friday night. The Sharks had the bonus point sewn up before the half time break as they recaptured the impressive attacking intent shown against the Pumas in the first round. [...]

Currie Cup 2016: Cell C Sharks v GWK Griquas

12 Aug 16 18:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 119 Comments

Welcome to Kings Park, where the Sharks take on Griquas at 19h20. [...]