Springboks at Lansdowne Road

6 Nov 14 10:25 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 46 Comments

It’s that time of the year when South meets North, as the Northern Hemisphere welcomes their Southern Hemisphere rivals for their Autumn Internationals. [...]

Boks keep it steady

5 Nov 14 13:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

Heyneke Meyer has named a largely unchanged Bok match 23 for Saturdays test against Ireland in Dublin, with only a single change on the bench. [...]

Three lessons from 2014

5 Nov 14 11:14 by Benedict Chanakira (bchanakira2) | 5 Comments

World Cup Contenders

-New Zealand, the defending champions have been formidable! They have lost just two tests (vs England and South Africa) since that glorious 2011 night in New Zealand. They are the benchmark and will definitely be the team to beat. I find comfort in the fact that no nation has ever defended their World Cup crown. Will they be the first to? Its not too crazy to contemplate that as Steve Hansen has managed to get the men in black to take it up a notch. They even felt the need to bend the rules (wasn’t necessary after all) for the talented SBW. The depth in the side and the x-factor leaves much to be desired. Albeit, they may still capitulate and choke… [...]

A winning send-off

5 Nov 14 11:01 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

Jacques Botes scored a try and conversion for the Barbarians in his final game of rugby last night, the invitational side beating the Leicester Tigers 59-26. [...]

Welford Road swansong for Botes

4 Nov 14 10:05 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

The Barbarians take on the Leicester Tigers in an untelevised match tonight, with Sharks veteran Jacques Botes set to play his last game before retirement, starting in the number 8 jersey. [...]

Super Rugby 2015: the broad strokes

3 Nov 14 10:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 70 Comments

Let’s start our Super Rugby preparations early, by having a look at which players are likely to be in the mix for the Sharks when the Southern Hemisphere showcase kicks off in late February 2015. [...]

Rest in peace, Tinus

3 Nov 14 09:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

Springbok and Western Province have lost a great son, with the news that centre Tinus Linee lost his fight against motor neuron disease this morning. [...]

Plenty of movements (but none to Durbs?)

31 Oct 14 11:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 97 Comments

For the first time in living memory, we find ourselves in the middle of “silly season” with nary a sniff of any transfer, whether big or small, in the direction of the Sharks. [...]

Swiel set for Northern exposure

29 Oct 14 11:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 45 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed that Tim Swiel will play for Harlequins in the UK for the next four month, as part of a loan deal agreed with the Twickenham club. [...]

Sharks contract a dozen young guns for 2015

29 Oct 14 10:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 67 Comments

The Sharks have awarded under 19 contracts for next year to 12 promising schoolboys from around the country, three of whom played for SA Schools in 2014. [...]

The Sharksworld Awards: Currie Cup 2014

28 Oct 14 12:33 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

Let’s look back at our Currie Cup campaign and hand out some of our famous (or is that infamous?) Sharksworld Awards. Players, take note, these awards are not redeemable for cash! [...]

Five new Boks for end of year tour

27 Oct 14 11:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 50 Comments

Lions front-rankers Robbie Coetzee and Julian Redelinghuys join team mate Jaco Kriel and the Western Province pair of Seabelo Senatla and Nizaam Carr as first-time selections for the Springboks’ upcoming tour of the Northern Hemisphere. [...]

Sharks family on a healing mission

27 Oct 14 11:09 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 33 Comments

On a Monday when Sharks news is, of course, thin on the ground, I’d like to pick up on a few things that were said at Friday’s press conference and explore them a little further. [...]

Gary Gold’s appointment…. inside the Press Conference

24 Oct 14 16:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

Courtesy of the Sharks – and with their kind permission – we’re giving fans the opportunity to hear exactly what was said at this afternoon’s Kings Park press conference. [...]

In his own words….

24 Oct 14 13:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has held his first press conference at Kings Park. Here’s some of what he had to say, courtesy of the Sharks website. [...]