Gold – time for fringe players to shine

21 Jul 15 09:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 54 Comments

I had a great chat with Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold on Thursday last week. Here are some further comments from that interview. [...]

Loftus heartbreak for juniors

20 Jul 15 10:04 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

The Sharks under 19 and under 21 sides both suffered defeats against their Blue Bull counterparts on Friday afternoon, albeit in very different circumstances. [...]

Boks throw it away

20 Jul 15 07:27 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 139 Comments

The Springboks went down 20 – 24 to Australia in Brisbane on Saturday morning, after earlier being in a commanding 20 – 7 lead, with the timing of certain substitutions costing the Boks. [...]

RC2015: Australia v South Africa

18 Jul 15 10:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 352 Comments

The Boks’ Rugby Championship campaign gets underway in Brisbane today. [...]

Gold upbeat ahead of Currie Cup

17 Jul 15 15:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

I was lucky enough to catch up with Gary Gold for a quick chat yesterday and managed to get some of his thoughts ahead of the Currie Cup campaign that kicks off next month. [...]

RC2015: New Zealand 39 vs Argentina 18 F/T

17 Jul 15 09:25 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 107 Comments

Rugby Championship 2015 kicks off in New Zealand this morning, with the All Blacks taking on Argentina. [...]

Natal and EP provides thriller at Craven Week

16 Jul 15 23:02 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 14 Comments

KwaZulu-Natal faced Eastern Province in their second match on Day Four at the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week at the Markötter Sports Complex at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch on Thursday. [...]

The weight of the World Cup

16 Jul 15 09:41 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 62 Comments

The weight of the World Cup must weigh heavy on the minds of the Southern Hemisphere coaches if one looks at the teams selected to take part in the first round of the Rugby Championship this weekend. [...]

Giteau back in Gold

16 Jul 15 08:13 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 22 Comments

Australian coach Michael Cheika has jumped at the opportunity to include overseas based Matt Giteau for the first match of the Rugby Championship. Two overseas based Australians made the match day 23 after the rules were coincidentally changed earlier this year. [...]

Du Toit set for Loftus start

15 Jul 15 15:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 5 Comments

Michael Horak has made six changes (two positional) to his Sharks under 21 pack ahead of Friday’s match against the Blue Bulls at Loftus. [...]

Continuity for under 19s

15 Jul 15 14:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 7 Comments

Paul Anthony has kept faith in his Sharks under 19 side that narrowly went down to Western Province in last week’s tournament opener, making just one change ahead of Friday’s game against the Blue Bulls. [...]

Good start for Natal at Craven Week

15 Jul 15 14:24 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 23 Comments

KwaZulu-Natal had a tough opener when they faced the Golden Lions at the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week at the Markötter Sports Complex at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch on Tuesday. [...]

Burger starts against Aussies

15 Jul 15 08:14 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 99 Comments

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has followed through on his promise of making changes to the team that beat the World XV last week, making 5 changes to the team to face Australia this weekend. [...]

One for me, one for you at City Park

13 Jul 15 08:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 67 Comments

The Sharks under 21 side recorded a stunning 17-13 away win over their Western Province counterparts at City Park in Cape Town on Saturday, with a last-gasp try by the hosts consigning the under 19 side to defeat by the same margin. [...]

Boks Brisbane bound

13 Jul 15 07:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 50 Comments

22 of the match 23 that played for the Boks aginst the World XV at Newlands on Saturday will make the trip to Brisbane for a shorter-than-usual Rugby Championship tour. In this World Cup year, only a single round will be played; the away fixture against the Wallabies thus marking the only time Heyneke Meyer’s men will need to travel. [...]