Sharks snippets

29 Nov 16 11:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 199 Comments

It’s quiet out there, all right. Let me update you guys on (literally) two small pieces of news from Durban. [...]

Another slip in rankings for Boks

28 Nov 16 14:57 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 95 Comments

Following another loss the Springboks have slipped to sixth in the World Rankings, finalising a horrific year in which only 4 victories were recorded from 12 fixtures. [...]

Wales v South Africa

26 Nov 16 18:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 86 Comments

It’s the alst test of 2016 for the embattled Boks. [...]

Boks look to the future

24 Nov 16 15:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 66 Comments

Allister Coetzee has wielded something of a heavy axe, picking a green Springbok backline boasting just 40 aggregate caps for Saturday’s test against Wales. With one last chance to take something from a disastrous year, Coetzee has picked a team featuring four uncapped players in the 23 – and 14 locally-based players in the starting line-up. [...]

Jaco Pienaar joins Sharks

23 Nov 16 11:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 91 Comments

The Sharks coaching appointments for 2017 have been finalised, with Head Coach Robert du Preez opting for a slight reshuffle as he brings a trusted lieutenant to the union. [...]

Last roll of the dice

22 Nov 16 09:59 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 179 Comments

The Springboks face Wales this weekend, the last Test match of what has been a terrible year for Springbok rugby and its supporters. This is also the last Test before a very important date, namely May 2017. [...]

Eben coming home

22 Nov 16 08:51 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 8 Comments

Eben Etzebeth, who missed last weekend’s humiliation due to concussion, will take no further part in the tour and will be returning home. [...]

Top 20 players of the professional era

21 Nov 16 09:58 by Henko Pienaar (Mutley) | 74 Comments

Well seeing that it has been 20 years since the game became professional in 1996 I have decided to name my Top 20 players. [...]

EOYT: Italy vs South Africa

19 Nov 16 14:30 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 231 Comments

The Springboks tackle the Italians in the third and penultimate match of their End of Year Tour. Kick off is at 16h00. [...]

Can the Boks keep their unbeaten record?

17 Nov 16 15:00 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 21 Comments

Keeping their unbeaten record intact will probably be the last thing on our beloved Springboks’ mind when they face Italy at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence on Saturday. [...]

Two changes for Boks to face Italy

17 Nov 16 14:08 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 133 Comments

Allister Coetzee has stuck to mostly the same team that went down to England a week ago, making only two changes. [...]

Full strength AB’s for Irish backlash

17 Nov 16 09:19 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 9 Comments

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has selected his strongest available team to face Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. [...]

Sharks Team Day postponed

15 Nov 16 13:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

Further to our article last week, please take note that the Sharks Team Day that was scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed until the New Year. [...]

No silk purse for Allister

14 Nov 16 11:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 327 Comments

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, as the old saying goes, although in today’s parlance, the somewhat more ribald version about “polishing a turd” seems more apt when talking about Bok rugby. [...]

The aftermath

14 Nov 16 09:02 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 34 Comments

The Springboks came unstuck against the English this weekend, losing their 6th game of the season with 2 matches remaining. Our coach now boasts a 40% win record after 10 games. Where to from here? [...]