Sharks confirm coverage, name team for Hong Kong

31 Jan 18 22:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 81 Comments

In two pieces of good news, the Sharks have both named a strong starting line-up for Saturday’s clash against Racing 92 in Hong Kong and also confirmed live streaming of the game via their Facebook page. Yay, say the fans! [...]

Williams makes the plane for Hong Kong

29 Jan 18 11:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 57 Comments

The Sharks have selected a 26-man squad for their tour to Hong Kong, comprising the bulk of the 32 players that played against the Bulls in Polokwane on Saturday. [...]

Sharks take the early spoils

28 Jan 18 14:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

Robert du Preez’s Sharks squad enjoyed a good early-season hit-out against the Bulls in Polokwane yesterday, banking on a strong second-half showing to emerge 31-14 victors in a scrappy game. [...]

Sharks clarify Ben10 situation

26 Jan 18 14:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

The Sharks have let me know that flyhalf Benhard Janse van Rensburg has joined the Southern Kings on loan for the duration of the Pro14 competition. [...]

Mix and match Sharks for Polokwane

26 Jan 18 12:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 35 Comments

Robert du Preez has named a 32 man squad for Saturday’s Super Rugby warm-up match against the Bulls in Polokwane. The coach has selected two full starting line ups and will thus change the entire team at half time. [...]

Sharks stick with Botha for 2018

25 Jan 18 16:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 34 Comments

Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has shown faith in Ruan Botha – who did a superb job leading the side in Currie Cup last year – and named the big lock as captain of the 45-man Super Rugby squad announced earlier today. [...]

Stormers to face Eagles in George

20 Jan 18 12:43 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 59 Comments

The DHL Stormers will face the SWD Eagles in a pre-season warm-up match ahead of their 2018 Super Rugby campaign at Outeniqua Park in George later this afternoon. [...]

Van Straaten tackles expanded role

19 Jan 18 11:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

The Sharks have revealed that former Springbok flyhalf Braam van Straaten will be in charge of defence for the Super Rugby side this year, in addition to coaching kicking. [...]

Mid-March return for du Preez

19 Jan 18 10:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 41 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed some injury news ahead of the new Super Rugby season, with Springbok loose forward Jean-Luc du Preez set to miss the early part of the season due to the ankle fracture sustained during October’s Currie Cup Final. [...]

Pat takes another knock

16 Jan 18 11:59 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

In news that is as bad as it is predictable, Pat Lambie seems to have suffered a fresh concussion setback just a few months into his contract with Racing Metro in Paris. [...]

Sharks confirm warm ups

15 Jan 18 13:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

The Sharks are back in full swing training-wise, having reconvened last Sunday after their Christmas break. [...]

Mapimpi puts speculation to bed

10 Jan 18 11:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 73 Comments

I guess it’s a bit of a symptom of the silly season (otherwise known as the boring, no-rugby season) that unsubstantiated rumours tend to become pseudo-fact and continue to waft through the ether long after their sell-by date has come and gone. [...]

Inny’s gamble backfires

8 Jan 18 18:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 34 Comments

In a story that’s busy developing (via non-official sources), it appears Sharks flyhallf Inny Radebe might just have shot himself properly in the foot. [...]

Sharks 2018 – In, out or inbetween

5 Jan 18 13:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 104 Comments

As we wait for the Sharks to return from their Christmas break (they reconvene next week), I thought I’d do a bit of work to put together what the squad for this year’s Super Rugby tournament should look like. [...]

Two Sharks in SA Sevens Academy squad

3 Jan 18 11:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

It hasn’t taken long for Sharks utility back Rhyno Smith to receive an opportunity to strut his stuff on the global Sevens stage, with the 24-year-old included in Marius Schoeman’s SA Sevens Academy squad heading to South America today. [...]