Currie Cup 2012: Final preview and prediction

25 Oct 12 13:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 50 Comments

So it all comes down to this… after 30 regular-season games and two semi-finals, there is only one match left to play in the 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division and it’s the biggest one of all. The Currie Cup Final between the Sharks and Western Province. [...]

Making dreams come true at the Currie Cup Final

25 Oct 12 11:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Today we’re really pleased to announce that we’re playing a small part in a fantastic initiative dreamed up by our friend Marky Warren over at Pharside UK. [...]

Lions awards – Mapoe, Franco and JC big winners

25 Oct 12 09:15 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 7 Comments

The Lions held their annual Awards Ceremony last night, awarding players for their contribution to the Union for the rugby season. [...]

Familiar face in Irish squad

25 Oct 12 09:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 13 Comments

The Irish squad for this season’s Autumn internationals has been named. [...]

SARU announce award nominees

25 Oct 12 08:56 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 29 Comments

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has made public its nominees for the various awards on offer at a ceremony to be held on 1 November 2012, with the Sharks featuring in every category that they can be nominated in and standing a decent chance of picking up a few awards. [...]

Bath confirm Koster signing (but Fourie stays put)

25 Oct 12 08:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 7 Comments

We reported a few weeks back that Western Province had given young loose forward Nick Koster the green light to enter into (or perhaps) continue contract negotiations with Bath in the UK. [...]

Sharks at full strength

24 Oct 12 20:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 44 Comments

The Sharks side to contest the Currie Cup Final has been named… [...]

WP make one change for Final

24 Oct 12 13:11 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 23 Comments

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has made some changes to his team that will take on the Sharks in the Currie Cup final this weekend, with the biggest change coming in midfield. [...]

Cheetahs name strong team for Kings clash

24 Oct 12 11:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 6 Comments

The Cheetahs team to face the Kings in the second promotion/relegation match has been announced, with a few changes to the team that beat the Kings so comprehensively last Friday night. [...]

Taute move could be permanent

24 Oct 12 10:30 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 56 Comments

The season long loan of Jaco Taute to the Stormers could become a little more permanent, if latest reports are to be believed. [...]

Cheetahs dig deep for PE trip

24 Oct 12 10:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 2 Comments

Still battling with fitness concerns to key players, Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske looks set to include a number of under 21 players in his squad for Friday’s second-leg promotion/relegation game against the EP Kings – and may even be forced to play Tewis de Bruyn at flyhalf. [...]

Currie Cup Finals – no underdogs, only contenders

24 Oct 12 09:30 by Maria Delport (Letgo) | 12 Comments

I don’t know what it is about it. Why is it that when we get to finals, teams don’t want to be the team most likely to win? Not really at any other time in the year, but as soon as the cup is at stake, no one wants to admit or accept that the odds are in their favour. This year, it seems Allister Coetzee and his team have claimed the “Underdog” tag with Plumtree now taking the firm ‘it really doesn’t matter’ stance. [...]

Sharksworld’s Currie Cup Team of the Semi Finals

24 Oct 12 09:20 by Maria Delport (Letgo) | 2 Comments

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Maitland commits to Glasgow switch

24 Oct 12 09:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 1 Comment

Crusaders winger Sean Maitland has signed a 3-year deal with the Glasgow Warriors in Scotland, the same club for which former Lions number 8 Josh Strauss is now playing. [...]

Third time lucky for Daniel?

24 Oct 12 08:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

Sharks captain Keegan Daniel, along with the rest of the squad, will be hoping to pick up his third Currie Cup winners’ medal (or rather beer mug) in just five years on Saturday, when his side faces Western Province in the final of the South African domestic showpiece. The skipper, however, has his eyes set on a far more significant achievement. [...]