Van der Walt in tour SOS

26 Mar 18 08:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 95 Comments

The Sharks took a 46-14 hammering at the hands of the Rebels on Friday morning – a first-ever loss to the men from Melbourne in Super Rugby. In a season where the performances seem to be getting worse, rather than better, the result is quite frankly an embarrassment and an insult to hard-suffering fans such as myself and all of you. [...]

Super Rugby 2018: Rebels v Sharks

23 Mar 18 07:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 263 Comments

Ok, isn’t it odd that suddenly the Rebels are the team to beat in this competition? [...]

Gloucester announce Marais signing

21 Mar 18 14:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Sharks hooker Franco Marais has apparently signed a contract with English side Gloucester, currently coached by former Lions mentor Johan Ackermann. [...]

Beast back, Andre sits out

21 Mar 18 09:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 41 Comments

The Sharks team to face the Rebels on Friday has been named and features 6 changes to the starting XV after last week’s loss in Canberra. [...]

You can’t win without a pack

19 Mar 18 13:20 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 79 Comments

What was the old adage? The forwards decide who wins the game, the backs by how much? An oversimplification, perhaps, but until the Sharks forwards find their mojo this season, there’s going to be precious little for fans to celebrate in terms of wins. [...]

Sharks shocking in Canberra

17 Mar 18 12:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 85 Comments

The Sharks have failed to capitalise against a Brumbies side twice reduced to 14 men. The home side bossed the set piece, tackle point and penalty count to record a 24-17 victory. [...]

Super Rugby 2018: Brumbies v Sharks

17 Mar 18 09:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 204 Comments

Last year it took an injury-time try from awesome Lukhayno Am to seal victory for the Sharks over the Brumbies in Canberra. [...]

Sharks named for Brumbies clash

15 Mar 18 10:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 53 Comments

The Sharks have named their side to face the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday morning. [...]

Second-string standouts

12 Mar 18 13:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 84 Comments

Saturday’s Sharks performance against the Sunwolves will certainly have given Robert du Preez food for thought ahead of the first tour game this weekend. While the coach will have felt that he’d fielded his strongest outfit against the Waratahs the week before, a lacklustre performance from some of those first-choice players must certainly have opened the selection argument up ahead of the Brumbies game. [...]

Jean-Luc named in Sharks tour group

10 Mar 18 19:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

Robert du Preez has named a 27-man tour group for his Sharks team’s four-match tour to the Antipodes, comprising 15 forwards and 12 backs. The coach’s son, Springbok loose forward Jean-Luc, has been passed fit to take his place in the group after an ankle injury sustained in October last year. [...]

50 up for Sharks

10 Mar 18 17:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

Robert du Preez’s Sharks pulled off an impressive 50-22 win over the Sunwolves in Super Rugby this afternoon. [...]

Super Rugby 2018: Sharks v Sunwolves

10 Mar 18 14:04 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 84 Comments

It’s week 4, match 3 and the Sharks are still looking for win number one. They’ve underestimated the Sunwolves before and conceded some embarrassing trues to the plucky Japanese side, but surely today MUST be the day when the Durbanites get it together and deliver a solid victory for their fans? [...]

Can the Sharks attract a bigger fan base?

9 Mar 18 16:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

As one of the most famous teams in the Super Rugby competition, the Sharks are known for their devoted fan base. However, in a world where image matters and where all teams need to get their name out there no matter what their status or their sport, attracting as many supporters as possible is vital for a team’s future development. Here are some top tips for the Sharks’ management to consider when it comes to spreading the message far and wide. [...]

Jonsson Workwear acquires stadium naming rights

9 Mar 18 09:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 4 Comments

The Sharks announced a major new sponsorship deal that will see another famous KZN brand, Jonsson Workwear, acquire naming rights to Kings Park stadium. [...]

Team rotated for Sunwolves clash

8 Mar 18 10:25 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 56 Comments

The Sharks play against the unfancied Sunwolves this weekend and coach Robert du Preez has taken the opportunity to rotate his players and in the process hand out two new caps. [...]