An ideal opportunity

29 Oct 12 10:07 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 13 Comments

The Springbok squad selected to tour is filled with a mixture of experience and youth, and with a few new players in the setup, will Heyneke Meyer continue with the tried and tested in Morne Steyn, or will he use this tour as a license to try the untested. [...]

Two debutants in experienced All Black tour squad

29 Oct 12 09:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 1 Comment

The All Blacks have named their squad for their tour of Europe with two uncapped players called into the 32 man squad that has 1103 caps amongst them. [...]

Butch coming back?

29 Oct 12 08:30 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 33 Comments

Butch James, who reportedly retired after the Lions’ Currie Cup semi-final loss last week, has made an about turn and seems set on joining the Sharks for the 2013 Super Rugby season. [...]

Stormers get Jantjies but keep Catrakilis?

29 Oct 12 08:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 6 Comments

Confirmation has come through that Elton Jantjies’s move on loan to the Stormers for Super Rugby 2013 has been signed and is certain to happen. [...]

Springbok touring squad named

28 Oct 12 14:35 by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD)) | 122 Comments

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer today named his squad for the traditional End of Year Tour of the northern hemisphere. [...]

Western Province lift the Cup

27 Oct 12 18:47 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 102 Comments

Western Province, after an eleven year drought, have lifted the Currie Cup by beating the Sharks 25 – 18 in the final at Mr Price Kings Park, matching the Sharks evenly throughout the match and doing the basics well when it counted, with their pivot Demetri Catrakilis playing the game of his life and kicking his team to victory. [...]

Currie Cup Final 2012 – Sharks (18) vs WP (25) F/T

27 Oct 12 15:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 210 Comments

It’s the big one, the Currie Cup Final, the showpiece of local South African Rugby in the longest standing rugby tournament in World Rugby, and the Sharks host Western Province in what is sure to be a cracking encounter. [...]

Promotion/Relegation – EP Kings (6) vs Cheetahs (16) F/T

26 Oct 12 17:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 30 Comments

The second last match of the domestic season takes us to Port Elizabeth where the Kings have to overcome a 40 point deficit to win their way into the Currie Cup Premier Division at the expense of the Cheetahs, who look set to retain their spot in the upper division. [...]

Paper view: Sharks vs Province

26 Oct 12 10:08 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 26 Comments

With only one game left in this year’s Currie Cup season, we see the Sharks from Durban hosting Western Province from Cape Town. [...]

Take heart, Sharks, it’s been a great year!

26 Oct 12 09:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

Finals are special, aren’t they? As Sharks fans, I think we’ve got little to complain about after a great season in which our side has qualified for two of them, albeit in very different ways. [...]

Sharks under 19 prize winners announced

26 Oct 12 09:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | Comment?

The Sharks under 19 squad held their annual prize-giving dinner on Wednesday night, with a few awards given out to their best performers. [...]

Finals experience boost for Sharks

26 Oct 12 08:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

Much has been said about supposed “gulf in class” between the respective Sharks and Western Province teams named to do battle in Saturday’s Currie Cup Final, with the Sharks described in various glowing terms, including “Bok-laden”. I’m not completely sure I buy that, thought. [...]

Lions give de Kock his “second chance”

25 Oct 12 14:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 7 Comments

Having played a starring role for the Sharks XV during last year’s Vodacom Cup campaign, many observers were surprised when fullback Kobus de Kock did not go on to repeat those exploits for the Sharks in the Currie Cup side that year. [...]

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. [...]