Sharksworld chats to SP

5 Nov 15 10:31 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 26 Comments

Former Sharks fullback, SP Marais took some time to chat to Sharksworld about what it meant for him to play in the “Black and White” jersey, about the things he will miss the most and about the fans. [...]

Sharks announce French pre-season tour

4 Nov 15 15:29 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 79 Comments

It just keeps getting better for European-based fans; the Sharks have confirmed that not only will they play Toulouse in February, as we reported earlier, but will, in fact, play a rematch against Toulon as well as part of a two-match pre-season tour. [...]

Kanko, Mvovo among Blitzbok new recruits

4 Nov 15 11:33 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 91 Comments

South African Sevens coach Neil Powell has invited a large and rather star-studded group of players to his first training camp of the season, in a year when participation at the 2016 Rio Olympics is likely to provide a strong incentive to make the Blitzbok cut. [...]

Sharks feature in BaaBaas squad

3 Nov 15 15:31 by Greg Kaos (gregkaos) | 93 Comments

Patrick Lambie, Cobus Reinach, and Tendai Mtawarira have all been deservedly invited to what is looking like a very exciting Barbarians squad. With Cheika taking the coaching reins, he’s clearly gone for mix of brute force, wise heads, and raw talent all from OS, NZ and SA only. Possibly most note worthy is the reunion of Bakkies and Victor. [...]

Joburg readers – Sharksworld needs YOU!

3 Nov 15 11:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

As we mentioned last week, the Builders Quiz will be moving to Joburg on 7 December and Sharksworld has a table to fill. [...]

A culture shock

3 Nov 15 10:11 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 51 Comments

A lot has been said about the Sharks culture or the lack there of in recent months after a dismal Super Rugby and Currie Cup season. A lot has been said about the group of players and questions asked about whether they understand the culture of Sharks Rugby. [...]

Catching up with Curwin

2 Nov 15 13:05 by Benedict Chanakira (bchanakira2) | 48 Comments

One of the best junior players to come through the ranks in the last two seasons. Curwin Bosch is a 10 who is also at home at 15. Curwin has the vision to create space for others,pace and one of the best kicking games on the junior scene. After months of waiting, Curwin has declared loyalty to the Sharks and will join the squad earlier than most under 19′s. The future of Sharks and Springbok rugby. Benedict caught up with Bosch and spoke his move to Durban and that nightmare Craven Week final. [...]

Sharks should have anticipated this chilly reception

2 Nov 15 10:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 92 Comments

Based on the vast majority of the reactions I saw on Friday afternoon, the Sharks’ announcement of the Chiliboy Ralepelle signing went down like the proverbial lead balloon – yet another PR disaster at a time when they could least afford one. Sometimes, though, it’s not necessarily what you do, but rather the way that you do it, that causes a problem. [...]

Rugby World Cup Final: Australia v New Zealand

31 Oct 15 16:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 67 Comments

It’s the biggest match in the world and the Boks aren’t in it….Thanks Heyneke. [...]

RWC 2015: South Africa v Argentina

30 Oct 15 20:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 195 Comments

Let’s figure out which of the losers is the best one! [...]

Chilliboy signs with Sharks

30 Oct 15 16:18 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 245 Comments

The Sharks have just announced the signing of former Springbok hooker Chilliboy Ralepelle. [...]

Curwin Bosch picks Sharks

30 Oct 15 10:51 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 83 Comments

This story has been a bit of an open secret for months now, but with a major PE-based newspaper running with a confirmation this morning, it’s as good a time as any to let the cat firmly out of the bag. SA Schools flyhalf and schoolboy rugby prodigy Curwin Bosch has opted to join the Sharks next year, rejecting offers from virtually every other major union in the process. [...]

Have a Builders Christmas, Joburg!

29 Oct 15 16:17 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

Still looking for suggestions for your end-of-year company Christmas party? We suggest that you book a table or 3 at the final leg of the 2015 Builders Sports Quiz Series presented by Sun International, which is set to take place at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on December 7. [...]

Kruger to join Sharks for Super Rugby

29 Oct 15 15:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 72 Comments

According to the Afrikaans dailies, Leopard utility forward Rob Kruger looks set to follow coach Robert du Preez to Durban. [...]

Time to have your say

29 Oct 15 10:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 122 Comments

Someone over at Sharks HQ has clearly taken their Bob Martins this morning and is feeling especially brave. [...]