We need your help

27 Jul 15 09:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 46 Comments

One of our readers, Nicholas Woolley, is preparing his Marketing Honours thesis and has chosen a topic that will be rather near to the hearts of many of us here. [...]

Positives aplenty but still another loss

27 Jul 15 07:34 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 71 Comments

The All Blacks beat the Springboks 27 – 20 at a packed Emirates Airlines Park on Saturday, coming from behind in what can be described as a typically fantastic New Zealand/South Africa match. [...]

RC2015: South Africa v New Zealand

25 Jul 15 16:09 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 222 Comments

Even in this World Cup year, it just doesn’t get any bigger than this. [...]

South Coast camp comes to an end

24 Jul 15 10:31 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

The Sharks have spent the last week away from the hustle and bustle of Durban, enjoying a week on the South Coast at a training camp aimed at fine-tuning their game ahead of the Currie Cup, as well as building team spirit. [...]

Junior sides change ahead of first home game

23 Jul 15 12:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

Sharks under 21 coach Michael Horak appears to have lost the services of his two Super Rugby players, Thomas du Toit and Daniel du Preez ahead of this weekend’s game against the Free State Cheetahs. [...]

Sharks to face Lions in Maritzburg

23 Jul 15 11:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 150 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed a pre-Currie Cup warm-up game against the Lions next week. [...]

Oh, you’re not going to BELIEVE this deal

23 Jul 15 09:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 37 Comments

It seems *someone* has a bulk load of Sharks replica kit that they’re trying to offload – as a result, you can pick up a Super Rugby jersey for a massively discounted R199, as long as you act FAST. [...]

Changes for All Blacks vs Boks

23 Jul 15 08:29 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 43 Comments

The All Blacks have included two uncapped players in their starting line-up to face the Springboks this weekend. [...]

Pietersen injured, Mapoe gets bench time

23 Jul 15 07:16 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 66 Comments

On the same day as the team was announced, Heyneke Meyer was forced into making changes after JP Pietersen injured himself in training. Pietersen strained a hamstring and the seriousness of his injury is unknown at this stage. [...]

Brussow starts, Whiteley on the bench

22 Jul 15 11:43 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 146 Comments

The Springbok team to face the All Blacks has been announced with Heinrich Brussow starting his first match since the 2011 World Cup. [...]

Burger Captain, but will we see a surprise selection?

22 Jul 15 07:22 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 65 Comments

News came in yesterday afternoon that Heyneke Meyer has selected Schalk Burger to captain the side against the All Blacks this weekend. That was pretty much an expected announcement, but the team to be announced later today might shock a few. [...]

News from the Bok camp – Updated with PSdT news

21 Jul 15 12:12 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 41 Comments

There are a few news titbits going around from within the Bok camp and I thought it a good idea to summarise them into one article, so here goes. [...]

Gold – time for fringe players to shine

21 Jul 15 09:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 54 Comments

I had a great chat with Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold on Thursday last week. Here are some further comments from that interview. [...]

Loftus heartbreak for juniors

20 Jul 15 10:04 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

The Sharks under 19 and under 21 sides both suffered defeats against their Blue Bull counterparts on Friday afternoon, albeit in very different circumstances. [...]

Boks throw it away

20 Jul 15 07:27 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 139 Comments

The Springboks went down 20 – 24 to Australia in Brisbane on Saturday morning, after earlier being in a commanding 20 – 7 lead, with the timing of certain substitutions costing the Boks. [...]