Late surge not enough for Sharks

11 Apr 15 19:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 88 Comments

The Lions have beaten the Sharks 23-21 in an entertaining Super Rugby game at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. [...]

Super Rugby 2015: Lions v Sharks

11 Apr 15 15:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 102 Comments

We have a 5:05pm kick-off at Ellis Park today, where the in-form Lions will look to inflict more misery on the Sharks. [...]

All we want is 80 minutes of your best

10 Apr 15 14:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 38 Comments

No fan ever sets out to be intentionally antagonistic towards his or her team – at least, that’s what I like to believe. [...]

Impi Interviews – Part 3: Ryan Strudwick

10 Apr 15 11:29 by Udo Lütge (pastorshark) | 29 Comments

Ryan Strudwick started his rugby career at that famous rugby school, Wartburg Kirchdorf School (which for most of its history has produced more Springboks than Michaelhouse! ). [...]

Impi Interviews – Part 2: Marcel Coetzee

10 Apr 15 09:44 by Udo Lütge (pastorshark) | 20 Comments

On Monday the UKZN Impi did their bit to lift the gloom that fell on the rugby-loving folk of the original “Currie Cup Country” when they showed passion and determination in their Varsity Shield Final against Wits. After two losses to the unbeaten Wits side earlier in the campaign, the first of which was a 56-13 hammering in Pietermaritzburg, the Impi showed a fierce determination and the continued improvement that has characterised their campaign to register a brilliant 29-24 victory. [...]

Impi flavour for Sharks XV

9 Apr 15 15:39 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 37 Comments

Ryan Strudwick has backed key players from his Varsity shield champion UKZN Impi side for Saturday’s Vodacom cup match against Free State. Innocent Radebe, the young flyhalf who is the talk of the KZN rugby town, will wear the number 10 jersey this week. [...]

Kanko doubt for Ellis Park

9 Apr 15 14:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 56 Comments

In a rather worrying bit of news that certainly won’t make life any easier for the Sharks, Ryan Kankowski’s participation in Saturday’s Super Rugby clash with the Lions is now in doubt. [...]

Super Rugby 2015: Round Nine

9 Apr 15 11:44 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 270 Comments

This week the Sharks roadshow heads to Joburg, in search of some much-needed redemption. [...]

Looking at the changes

9 Apr 15 10:34 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

It’s been a while since we had much to talk about in terms of selection, with Gary Gold by and large keeping things as steady as he’s been able to, taking injury, suspension and rest into account. [...]

Big step up for Franco

9 Apr 15 08:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 66 Comments

It’s kind of hard to believe, given that he started the season as reserve for the Vodacom Cup side, but former Baby Bok hooker Franco Marais finds himself making a first start for the Sharks at Super Rugby level against the Lions on Saturday. [...]

Goodbye Angry Tuesday

8 Apr 15 15:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 65 Comments

I think it was Isaac Newton who first postulated that every action has an equal but opposite reaction; I guess in that light it’s only to be expected that a worse-than-usual Sharks performance over the weekend has prompted a rather savage and long-running backlash from the fans. [...]

Props to rest?

8 Apr 15 14:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

It’s not something you really want to be reminded of, of course, but SARU’s player management agreement hasn’t gone away and hte Sharks do still have a few Springboks in their midst who are neither suspended nor injured at present. [...]

Four changes for Lions

8 Apr 15 13:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 32 Comments

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made two rotational changes to his pack for Saturday’s clash with the Sharks at Ellis Park, with two further switches amongst the starting backline. [...]

Backing The Youth

8 Apr 15 13:31 by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (JJR) | 14 Comments

The Sharks have experienced a lot of player movement since the new regime took over. Some player movements have been great for the union and others not so great. The squad needs to some stability and continuity going forward, especially considering the post World Cup exodus that is approaching. Backing the talent already on the books and limiting wasteful expenditure is critical to the Sharks becoming the team and brand we know it can be.  [...]

Oh Captain, my Captain….

8 Apr 15 13:09 by Benedict Chanakira (bchanakira2) | 11 Comments

UKZN managed to win their very first Varsity Shield. They faced a Wits side that was yet to taste defeat and it was a tall order. The question now is where to next for the IMPI? I spoke to their humble, driven and courageous leader. Captain Lwazi Ngcungama tells us about the season, building on this piece of history and their Varsity Cup dream! [...]