Deysel leads Sharks to Mauritius

10 Jun 16 12:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 43 Comments

The Sharks have named a rather interesting squad for the World Club 10s tournament in Mauritius later this month, with a smattering of seniors players rubbing shoulders with up-and-coming youngsters. Ryan Strudwick as coach and Jean Deysel as captain will be the flag bearers. [...]

Pat one of five Sharks as Boks prepare for Ireland

9 Jun 16 15:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 102 Comments

Patrick Lambie will start at flyhalf in the first Springbok team of new coach Allister Coetzee’s tenure. The Sharks captain is joined by debutant Faf de Klerk from the Lions in an exciting halfback pairing to take on the Irish at Newlands on Saturday. [...]

Strong sharks XV pack for Loftus

9 Jun 16 09:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 145 Comments

Sharks XV coach Michael Horak has named a side for this weekend’s Currie Cup qualifying round clash at Loftus that would not look out of place in the premier division proper. The pack, in particular, boasts six players with Super Rugby experience, including a Springbok in the form of Chiliboy Ralepelle. [...]

Three Sharks start for Ackermann’s “A”‘s

8 Jun 16 12:51 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 121 Comments

Johan Ackermann has named his South Africa “A” side to play the England Saxons in the first of a two-match series in Bloemfontein on Friday evening. [...]

Life after Willie?

8 Jun 16 09:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 93 Comments

I saw something very interesting in Manchester last night (well, I wasn’t physically in Manchester myself, but you know what I mean) and it’s made me far less concerned about what would happen next year should Willie le Roux opt to join Wasps, rather than sticking with the Sharks for another year. [...]

Four Boks go down

7 Jun 16 14:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 89 Comments

Allister Coetzee has released four members of his 31-man springbok squad to play for the SA A-Team in Bloemfontein this weekend. [...]

Holy Smit, that was sudden…

7 Jun 16 08:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 59 Comments

We’ve all had a bit of time to let things sink in, after the rather sudden announcement ten days or so ago that John Smit will be stepping down from his position as Sharks CEO at the end of the year. [...]

Bosch, Nkosi picked for opener

6 Jun 16 14:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

Curwin Bosch will start at fullback for the Junior Springboks as Dawie Theron names his team to face Japan in tomorrow’s World Rugby Under Championship opener. [...]

Mohoje to captain A side on Friday

6 Jun 16 10:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 48 Comments

Free State forward Teboho Mohoje has been confirmed as captain of the South Africa “A” side that will take on the visiting England Saxons in a two match series. The first match takes place on Friday night in Bloemfontein. [...]

Sharks XV pick up valuable win in PE

6 Jun 16 09:42 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

The Sharks XV relied on their big guns to pull off an important win against the plucky EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Friday night, with some familiar names on the score sheet in a 5-try-to-2 victory. While the visiting team may have dominated matters in terms of tries scored, the reality of the game was somewhat different, with poor discipline from Khaya Majola’s team keeping EP in the hunt in a game that ended 26-34. [...]

Sharks XV to face EP Kings

2 Jun 16 13:49 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 113 Comments

A strong Cell C Sharks XV team has been named to travel to Port Elizabeth for their Currie Cup Qualifying match against the EP Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday evening (7pm kick-off). [...]

Lewies called up to SA “A” squad

31 May 16 08:10 by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD)) | 40 Comments

Sharks lock Stephan Lewies has been called up to the SA ” A” squad to replace Franco Mostert. [...]

Adriaan Strauss to lead the Bok charge

30 May 16 16:59 by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD)) | 234 Comments

Allister Coetzee has named Adriaan Strauss as the Springbok captain for the Castle Lager Incoming series. [...]

Thoughts from the Med – Take 1

30 May 16 08:42 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 61 Comments

The internet here is a tragedy of Greek proportions, but the warm sea and long days of sunshine certainly make up for that. [...]

Four Sharks make SA “A”

29 May 16 08:29 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 46 Comments
    Well done to props Thomas du Toit and Coenie Oosthuizen, flank Jean-Luc du Preez and utility three-quarter Lukhanyo Am, all of whom have been included in the South Africa “A” squad to face the England Saxons in June. [...]