Swiel’s homecoming

10 Oct 14 11:44 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

Tim Swiel will return to the scene of many personal triumph’s last year, when he wears the number 10 jersey for the Sharks under 21 side at Newlands on Saturday. [...]

Under 19s chase another big scalp

10 Oct 14 10:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

Having shown exactly what they’re capable of last week, when they handed the log-leading Bulls a 50-point snotting, James Fleming’s Sharks under 19 side will not stand back against second-placed Western Province in Cape Town this weekend. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup Preview – Round 10

9 Oct 14 16:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 44 Comments

It’s the final round of Currie Cup action and somewhat surprisingly, there really aren’t too many permutations this time around. [...]

More continuity – all good!

9 Oct 14 13:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 43 Comments

I really can’t find much fault with the side the Sharks have selected this week; with continuity in key areas as well as one or two changes that for the most part strengthen the side. Let’s look at what has been done. [...]

Province ring the changes

9 Oct 14 13:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 33 Comments

WP coach Allister Coetzee has not resisted the temptation to rest his Currie Cup stars ahead of what is essentially a meaningless context against the Sharks on Saturday. With top spot on the log already sewn up, Coetzee has picked a B-team featuring no fewer than 8 players who have yet to start at this level. [...]

Four changes for Sharks

9 Oct 14 11:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 23 Comments

Brad Macleod-Henderson has made four changes to his team for Saturday’s showdown at Newlands, two of which are injury enforced. [...]

S’bura’s big push

9 Oct 14 09:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

If reports are to be believed (and common sense to prevail) then it seems as though the Sharks will ask S’bura Sithole to step once more in the Sharks number 13 jersey. Despite some impressive performances in that position, Sithole, it seems, has never quite managed to convince the brains trust that he should be an automatic selection there, but will have the opportunity over the next few weeks to do exactly that. [...]

Kings to try and salvage a win

9 Oct 14 09:15 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 46 Comments

A disappointing season will finally come to an end for the Eastern Province Kings when they face the Pumas at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday evening. [...]

Plenty of big names linked with Sharks job

8 Oct 14 10:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 61 Comments

They say nature abhors a vacuum and with the media probably a part of the natural world (although sometimes it’s a bit of a stretch), it’s unsurprising that the particular vacuum that is the now-vacant Sharks Director of Rugby position is drawing in plenty of names. [...]

Sharks playing without the shackles

7 Oct 14 09:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 58 Comments

The Sharks are playing attractive rugby again and I like it! [...]

Six months for Jordaan

6 Oct 14 16:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 46 Comments

The Sharks have released an injury report, confirming very bad news for centre Paul Jordaan. [...]

Sharks player ratings v Lions

6 Oct 14 10:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 32 Comments

The Sharks pulled off a big result over the weekend, with a nail-biting win over a Lions side high on confidence (and ahead of them on the log). [...]

Bad break for Jordaan

6 Oct 14 10:01 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

It looks like the unfortunate Paul Jordaan has seen another premature end to a promising season, with the injury that forced him from the field just seven minutes into Friday’s clash against the Lions set to keep him off the field for some time. [...]

Boks get the cotton wool treatment

6 Oct 14 09:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

The contracted Springbok group will not be released to play Currie Cup rugby, in accordance with an agreement that was reached with their provincial unions ahead of the competition. [...]

Sharks secure semi-final spot

6 Oct 14 09:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

With their win over the Lions on Friday night, the Sharks managed to avoid the truly awful scenario of failing to qualify for this year’s Currie Cup semi-finals, a scenario that looked all too likely a few weeks back after back-to-back losses against the Pumas and Griquas. [...]