Sharks confirm Potgieter exit

18 May 16 13:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 171 Comments

In a terse statement, the Sharks have confirmed that Jacques Potgieter will leave Durban to join the Bulls with immediate effect. [...]

So long and thanks for all the rehab?

18 May 16 09:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 91 Comments

If this morning’s reports are to be believed (and I’m afraid there’s little reason not to), it seems Jacques Potgieter is set to “do a Mapoe” on the Sharks and leave Durban without ever pulling on the black and white jersey. [...]

Willie stay or will he go?

18 May 16 09:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 46 Comments

The European season has come to an end for 2016 and some clubs have won trophies, while others have not. One thing that is for sure, though, is that all of those clubs are now turning their attention to next season’s playing roster and that means no shortage of stories – whether real or fictitious – about big money offers to players. [...]

Toetie gets his man

17 May 16 09:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 60 Comments

Matt Proudfoot was this morning confirmed as part of Allister Coetzee’s new Springbok coaching set-up, with the former Bulls prop released from his contract in Japan to take up a four-year consulting role with the national side. [...]

10 weeks for a taste of Keegan

17 May 16 09:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

Jaguares number 8 Leonardo Senatore has been handed a 10 week ban for biting Keegan Daniel during Saturday’s petulant Super Rugby clash between his team and the Sharks. [...]

Creevy banned for Deysel neck tackle

16 May 16 09:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 108 Comments

Los Jaguares will travel to South Africa to face the Lions and Kings under something of a cloud, with captain Agustin Creevy already ruled out of the opening game. Number eight Leonardo Senatore, a key member of their pack, may also be facing a spell on the sidelines. [...]

Lambie steers Sharks to vital win

16 May 16 09:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

Captain Pat Lambie showed the value of a cool head and plenty of experience, putting in a near-flawless goal-kicking performance to seal a narrow 25-22 win for the Sharks over los Jaguares in Argentina on Saturday evening. [...]

Super Rugby 2016: Jaguares v Sharks

14 May 16 20:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 356 Comments

The Sharks play a game in South America for the first time. Hope you’ve got a good cup of coffee on hand, because this one only kicks off at 22h40 SA time. [...]

Starting the big push

13 May 16 09:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 92 Comments

The Sharks’ big win over the Hurricanes last week was crucial, in that it arrested the slide towards a mid-table finish that had arguably begun as far back as their home loss against the Crusaders back in Round 4. While the team did well to pick up a reasonable haul of log points on an arduous tour, one felt that they weren’t going to seriously challenge the contenders in the African conferences until they started picking up wins week in and week out. [...]

Andrews, du Toit in Currie Cup action

12 May 16 15:16 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 43 Comments

Michael Horak’s Sharks XV team to take on Free State in a Currie Cup qualifying match in Bloemfontein this weekend has been bolstered by the addition of two Super Rugby players to the tight five; Thomas du Toit and Hyron Andrews will both enjoys starts this week, at tight head prop and lock respectively. [...]

Super Rugby 2016: Round 12 preview and predictions

12 May 16 14:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

Here we go again, folks…. let’s see. [...]

Lambie to lead Sharks in Buenos Aires

12 May 16 13:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 108 Comments

Pat Lambie has been named as starting flyhalf and captain of the sharks team that will face los Jaguares in the Argentine capital on Saturday night. [...]

A special performance deserves extra-special reward

11 May 16 09:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 121 Comments

You didn’t think the Sharks were really going to be able to select only four special jersey recipients after Saturday’s fabulous win over the Hurricanes, did you? Of course not… [...]

Curwin, Skisha make u20 squad

10 May 16 11:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

It’s not a great return from a Sharks point of view, but big congratulations go to two of our young backs who have been named in Dawie Theron’s final 28-man squad for next month’s World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Manchester. [...]

Marius follows Sharks to Buenos Aires

10 May 16 09:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 37 Comments

I have good news and bad news, Sharks fans… [...]