Mapimpi starts in Wellington

24 Jul 19 07:50 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 42 Comments

Mapimpi, PSDT and Etzebeth remains into the starting team with the rest of the places reserved for the players that flew across earlier. Kwagga Smit will get a chance to prove that he can fit in at test level.

Great to see Frans Steyn on the bench again. In my opinion the Boks will stand zero change at the World Cup unless Steyn starts at inside centre.


Sharks on the hunt for Super Rugby coach

21 Jul 19 13:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 72 Comments

With the Sharks confirming earlier this week that head coach Robert du Preez has decided to part ways with the union, finding a new head coach for Super Rugby in 2020 must surely be new CEO Eduard Coetzee’s most pressing priority. [...]

Smith and Fassi swap for WP

18 Jul 19 11:54 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 112 Comments

Sean Everitt has kept the team that got trounced by the Kwas intact, except that Fassi and Smith swap places in the starting team and on the bench. Every one in the squad will have to lift their performance dramatically if the Sharks want any hope of beating a WP team that was really strong in especially the scrums. Hopefully the disaster last Friday will serve as a wake-up call.


Bok team for the Wallabies

17 Jul 19 16:37 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 55 Comments

Rynhardt Elstadt at open side is a strange selection.  However it will be great to see Marcell Coetzee and Frans Steyn running out for the Boks again.

The 15 first choice players should already be on their way to New Zealand, so it should be safe to say that apart from players like PSDT, Lood and Etzebeth coming back from injury the rest in this team would now count as second choice. It also means De Ellendig is likely to start at 12 against the All Blacks.


Super team vs. Griquas

9 Jul 19 22:03 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 218 Comments

Sean Everitt has picked a team full of Super Rugby experience for Friday night’s game. JPP slots back in at 13 next to Ward at 12. I am looking forward to seeing the loose trio of Stringer, Vermeulen and Mtembu taking on the Kwas.

It seems the old 22 player limit has now been removed in 2019.


Sharks Currie Cup Squad announced

9 Jul 19 07:22 by Udo Lütge (pastorshark) | 55 Comments

New Currie Cup coach Sean Everitt has announced his Currie Cup squad for the upcoming 2019 season. The defending champions launch their shortened campaign – this World Cup season sees only a single round of fixtures before the knockouts – this Friday evening against Griquas at King’s Park.


South Africa Rugby World Cup 2019 Fixtures, Dates and Kick-off Times

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Bok Training Squad

1 Jul 19 08:34 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 6 Comments

Six Sharks have been called up for the Bok training squad while Dan du Preez and Ruan Botha were not considered due to injury.


Sean Everitt to coach the Currie Cup team

28 Jun 19 10:24 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 115 Comments

Sean Everit will coach the Sharks Currie Cup team with Nick Easter and David Williams as assistant coaches. The Sharks’ Currie Cup campaign kicks off on the 12th July when the Sharks will host Griquas.

No word yet on Rob du Preez’s future at the Sharks

Quarter final time

20 Jun 19 13:03 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 221 Comments

Rob Jr starts at 10, but this time Rob Sr has no choice as Fassi is out with a shoulder injury. Bosch comes back in the team at fullback.

Burden went along on the flight to Australia, but Cullen Collopy will have to make the step up from club & SRC level to a Super Rugby QF should Kerron van Vuuren need replacement.


Sharks team for the Stormers

13 Jun 19 13:44 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 158 Comments

Two injury hit teams will fight each other for the privilege to travel to Christchurch or Argentina. Sharks will be without Curwin Bosch and Ruan Botha (plus JLDP, PvdW, Akker, Burden) whereas the Stormers will miss Kolisi, PSDT, Etzebeth and Jantjies. This should probably make the Sharks favourites for this match.


Random thoughts on Super Rugby

11 Jun 19 18:55 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 20 Comments

The home quarter final spots are by now pretty much cast in stone – Crusaders, Jaguares, Brumbies, Hurricanes. There is still a small chance for the Brumbies to overtake the Jaguares, but I don’t see the Sunwolves winning in Argentina.


Team for the Jaguares

6 Jun 19 12:19 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 135 Comments

Rob Jr starts at 10, Bosch moves back to 15 and Fassi back to the bench.

JLDP back home with a MCL niggle – so Paul takes his place and Stringer back on the bench. Hopefully Burden can stay fit until the match this time – otherwise the Sharks will have no reserve hooker. Andrews swaps places with Van Heerden in the starting team. Ward takes over as back line replacement from Van Wyk.

The Sharks ideally need to win this, or at least gain a losing bonus point.


Touring squad for Argentina

4 Jun 19 14:40 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 8 Comments

Akker, Beast and now Wright out injured. Burden (hopefully we can see him in the game), Makhabela and Ward added to the squad


Jostle for the quarters

4 Jun 19 07:35 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 3 Comments

This year the dog fight for quarter final places seem more intense than usual. The SA conference is especially crowded with (apart from the Jaguares who will definitely qualify for a QF spot) there is 5 points separating the top and bottom South African teams.

I tried my hand at forecasting using the very scientific Monte Carlo simulation method based on my very unscientific probability guestimates for the outcomes of the coming games: