SA Rugby acts to stem the tide

6 Mar 17 11:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 39 Comments

It feels a little like we’ve taken a small step, when what’s really required is a giant leap, but SA Rugby has announced a change to Springbok eligibility that is, at least, a move in the right direction. [...]

Two for one deal for first home game

6 Mar 17 10:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

The Sharks take on the Waratahs at Kings Park on Saturday evening in their first home game of the season. [...]

Late Am score seals famous Sharks win

4 Mar 17 19:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

The Sharks showed incredible guts and fighting spirit to secure a vital 27-22 Super Rugby victory over the Brumbies in Canberra this morning. Outside centre Lukhanyo Am scored a vital try on the stroke of full time to hand his side victory. [...]

Super Rugby 2017: Brumbies v Sharks

4 Mar 17 09:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 48 Comments

The Sharks head to Canberra desperate for some Super Rugby success this morning, but I’m afraid the odds remain stacked against them this week. [...]

100, 90, 80 for the front row club

3 Mar 17 13:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

Three Sharks front-rankers will reach personal milestones against the Brumbies this weekend. [...]

Last Exit to Bronkhorstspruit Vol. 7: The Future Ain’t What It Used To be

3 Mar 17 12:56 by André Meyer (Culling Song) | 7 Comments

While pretty much everyone who frequents Sharksworld (as well as most casual visitors) are aware of the fact that I’m a pretty much a man of un-freaking-believably many talents, it is true that not too many know of my divination abilities. That’s right, I can see the future. [...]

Sharks open up about Reinach departure

3 Mar 17 09:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

It’s taken a while for confirmation to come out of Durban, after Cobus Reinach was confirmed earlier in the week to have signed for Northampton. Sharks COO Eduard Coetzee gave the franchise’s side of the story this morning in a no-holds-barred interview with The Mercury’s Darryn Pollock. [...]

Two changes as Sharks prepare for Brumbies

2 Mar 17 10:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

Rob du Preez has selected a largely unchanged side for the Sharks’ second Super Rugby match of the 2017 campaign, against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday. [...]

Super Rugby 2017: Round 2 predictions

1 Mar 17 16:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

Once again this week, we have a Thursday game to look forward to, so best to get these predictions done early. Round 1 was tough to call and I’ll not pretend that I got many of them right. Let’s see if this week is any easier. [...]

Sharks must fix own mistakes

1 Mar 17 13:29 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

Looking back to last week’s game against the Reds, I’m starting to agree more and more with coach Rob du Prees, whose feeling is that the Sharks were their own worst enemies for much of the game. While it’s true that the Reds played some enterprising football in the second half, it’s hard not to agree that the Sharks really have only themselves to blame for the extent to which they allowed their opponents to make so much of the play. [...]

SuperSport Rugby Challenge replaces Currie Cup Qualifiers

1 Mar 17 09:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

The unloved and ill-conceived Currie Cup Qualifying competition has died a swift death, with SuperSport coming on board to launch an all-new competition to replace the Vodacom Cup’s successor. Will the all-new SuperSport Rugby Challenge actually offer us anything different, though, or will this be more of the same? [...]

All-Aussie panel to add to Sharks’ Canberra challenge

28 Feb 17 12:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 2 Comments

Experienced referee Angus Garnder will hold the whistle when the Sharks play the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday. [...]

Sharks again lose out as Junior Bok training squad named

28 Feb 17 12:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 2 Comments

A 50-man Junior Springbok training squad has just been announced – but don’t hold your breath if you’re expecting the Sharks to be well-represented. Just six players who call Durban their home have been included in the group, with only one of those a forward! [...]

First Bok training squad named

28 Feb 17 10:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

A 41-man extended training squad for the first Springbok camp of the year has been named. This is not a complete “who’s who” of all players in contention for Bok selection this year, though, since no Sharks and Kings players are able to attend due to Super Rugby tours. [...]

Northampton confirm Reinach signing

28 Feb 17 09:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 38 Comments

English Premiership side Northampton Saints yesterday confirmed the signing of Sharks and Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach. [...]