Sharks player ratings v EP Kings

29 Sep 14 09:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

The Sharks picked up five invaluable logs points in Durban on Saturday afternoon in a 53-24 win over the Kings. Let’s take a closer look at the performances. [...]

Great win for Sharks in Durban

27 Sep 14 16:17 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

The Sharks scored a bonus point in their 53-24 annihilation of the EP Kings in Durban today. [...]

The Rugby Championship: South Africa v Australia

27 Sep 14 16:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 56 Comments

The Boks desperately want a win on home soil. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup: Sharks (53) v EP Kings (24) F/T

27 Sep 14 13:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

We have an early kick-off today, to accommodate the test at Newlands later. [...]

Backline changes for under 19s

26 Sep 14 13:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 2 Comments

The Sharks under 19 side go into tomorrow’s game against the EP Kings needing as many log points as possible, knowing that their visitors (as well as the team that beat them last week, the Lions) are both pushing hard to knock them out of semi-final contention. [...]

Ungerer blow (again)

26 Sep 14 12:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

The Sharks under 21 side’s unexpected (but most welcome) victory in Johannesburg last week came at a significant cost, with scrumhalf and captain Stefan Ungerer ruled out for another few weeks due to a concussion sustained in that game. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup Preview – Round 8

26 Sep 14 10:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

Last weekend’s much-needed away win in Pretoria gave the Sharks a welcome boost n terms of log position; they started the round clinging desperately to fourth, yet ended it third thanks also to a no-point performance in Johannesburg from the Pumas. This weekend, against the Kings, an opportunity to consolidate that position presents itself, but the Sharks will need to be well on their guard in this potential banana peel of a fixture. [...]

Keeping it steady

25 Sep 14 13:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

There’s really not all that much to debate from a selection point of view this week, since the Sharks opted to make hardly any changes for the match against the Kings. [...]

Whitehead returns to Kings Park

25 Sep 14 13:38 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 9 Comments

Tim Whitehead returns to the Kings starting line-up to face his old team mates as the Kings travel to Durban to face the Sharks on Saturday. [...]

First start for Majola

25 Sep 14 11:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 25 Comments

There’s been mixed news on the injury front for the Sharks this week, with veteran flanker Jacques Botes ruled out of Saturday’s game against the EP Kings in Durban. [...]

Allan Dell – Edinburgh X-factor

25 Sep 14 09:33 by Benedict Chanakira (bchanakira2) | 7 Comments

The former Sharks and SA u20 player Allan Dell has moved to Scotland. Born in a family of backs, Allan turned out a prop. However, strong similarities can be seen between him and Beast, as they both have exceptional abilities in the loose and the tight and can adapt to the physical side of the game while at home with ball in hand.

Leandri Diedericks and Benedict Chanakira caught up with the aspiring Scotland international player. [...]

Mvovo boost for Sharks

25 Sep 14 09:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

The Sharks will be able to call on the services of Bok winger Lwazi Mvovo again this weekend, if they choose to. [...]

Mohoje starts for Boks at last

24 Sep 14 11:44 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 25 Comments

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer was not able to completely resist the temptation to bring veteran Schalk Burger into his match 23 for Saturday’s Rugby Championship test against the Wallabies in Cape Town, but at least has done so via the bench, rather than pinching a starting spot from a deserving youngster. After months of tackle bag duty, Free State’s Teboho Mohoje has at last been named to start a test and will wear the number 7 jersey. [...]

Sharks bolster back row

24 Sep 14 10:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

Namibian test flanker Tinus du Plessis appears to have been added to the Sharks Currie Cup squad and could even play for his new team this weekend, given the dearth of fit back row options. [...]

A sneak preview of Sharksworld for Android

23 Sep 14 16:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 123 Comments

For all of you who have Android smartphones or tablets (running Android 4.2 or higher), I have a special treat in store. [...]