ABSA Currie Cup: Cell C Sharks (19) v Toyota Free State Cheetahs (16) F/T

23 Aug 14 18:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 96 Comments

Yeah baby, it’s Shark time! [...]

ABSA Currie Cup: DHL Western Province (27) v Xerox Golden Lions (14) F/T

23 Aug 14 16:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 25 Comments

The Lions have had to reshuffle their back-line at late notice. Will the loss of their flyhalf derail them at Newlands? [...]

ABSA Currie Cup: Vodacom Blue Bulls (30)* v EP Kings (25) F/T

23 Aug 14 14:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 41 Comments

It’s to Loftus we go, for the first time this Currie Cup season. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup: Steval Pumas (33)* v GWK Griquas (15) F/T

22 Aug 14 18:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

Currie Cup time at Mbombela Stadium. [...]

A different way to play

22 Aug 14 11:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 23 Comments

There’s been a fair bit of talk coming from the Sharks in recent weeks about the need to adjust their game due to the lack of ball carrying forwards, but this weekend’s selection of Francois Kleinhans at blindside flank means that they will need to “walk the walk” for the first time this campaign. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup 2014: Round 3 preview and predictions

21 Aug 14 13:16 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 33 Comments

Well, I’m now at 7/8 for the season, having paid the price for backing Griquas against Free State. Won’t make that mistake again! [...]

Minnie leads Lions to Newlands

21 Aug 14 12:44 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

Xerox Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made changes to his loose trio, but otherwise kept his winning side intact for this weekend’s top of the table Currie Cup clash at Newlands. [...]

Fresh Sharks props for Cheetah clash

21 Aug 14 11:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 64 Comments

Dale Chadwick and Matt Stevens will start in the front row for the Cell C Sharks against the Cheetahs this weekend. [...]

Sykes and Nel add muscle to Kings forwards

21 Aug 14 09:43 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 5 Comments

Steven Sykes and Darron Nel were amongst the changes in the forwards when Eastern Province head coach Carlos Spencer announced his team to face the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Loftus in Pretoria on Saturday. [...]

Changes to Bok pack for Salta

20 Aug 14 18:09 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 127 Comments

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has made three changes to his starting fifteen for Saturday’s Rugby Championship return test against Argentina in Salta, with all of those coming in the forward pack. [...]

Willie to seek homecoming glory

20 Aug 14 14:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 13 Comments

Rory Duncan has named former Sharks under 21 flyhalf Willie du Plessis at pivot for the Toyota Free State Cheetahs as they prepare to face that team in a Currie Cup game in Durban on Saturday night. [...]

Province retain winning formula

20 Aug 14 13:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

DHL Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has retained his match 22 from last week’s win over the Blue Bulls, knowing his team will face a far sterner test against the Xerox Golden Lions at Newlands this weekend. [...]

Stonehouse rings the changes

20 Aug 14 11:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 1 Comment

Jimmy Stonehouse, whose Steval Pumas team “lost against themselves” in Durban last weekend, will have new opposition this week, with the coach making several changes to his selection to face GWK Griquas in Nelspruit. [...]

New flyhalf for Griquas

20 Aug 14 10:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

Ikey Tigers flyhalf Dean Grant will be on debut for GWK Griquas this weekend, with coach Hawies Fourie entrusting the new man with the vital number 10 jersey for the round three match against the Steval Pumas in Nelspruit. [...]

Everitt praises Pumas defence

19 Aug 14 15:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

We caught up with Cell C Sharks backline coach Sean Everitt after this weekend’s bonus point win against the Pumas at Kings Park, and put some questions to him. [...]