Happy New Year!

5 Jan 15 10:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 49 Comments

Well, it’s a few days late, but after the roller coaster that 2014 turned out to be, who can blame me for taking a few extra days off? [...]

Sharks add a Kiwi winger

22 Dec 14 11:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 94 Comments

Saracens have announced that Kiwi-born winger Jack Wilson, a national Sevens representative back in new Zealand, will leave the club with immediate effect to join the Sharks. [...]

Taking a break (to be jolly)

17 Dec 14 11:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 35 Comments

The first stage of pre-season comes to an end today, with the Sharks Super Rugby squad set to get their Christmas break underway after today’s sessions. [...]

Congrats Marcell!

15 Dec 14 15:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Sharks flanker Marcell Coetzee and sweethearts Chanelle Smit tied the knot in Pretoria this past weekend. [...]

Deja vu as Blitzbokke win South African leg

15 Dec 14 10:24 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 15 Comments

In a repeat of last year’s final, the Blitzbokke reclaimed the South African leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series when they beat New Zealand 26 – 17 in front of a 36 504 strong crowd in Port Elizabeth last night. [...]

My word is NOT my bond, says SA Schools captain

12 Dec 14 10:16 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 163 Comments

The ugly face of the meat market that is junior rugby recruiting has come to the fore again, with SA Schools captain Barend Smit pulling out of a commitment to join the Sharks in 2015 and opting to become a Lion instead. [...]

Few nominations for unloved Sharks

10 Dec 14 10:40 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 73 Comments

The fall-out of the Jake White era continues, with the Sharks hardly featuring in SARU’s list of annual nominations this year. [...]

Black Monday?

8 Dec 14 12:39 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 75 Comments

Well, this isn’t really meant to be any sort of reference to load-shedding, but perhaps it’s apt all the same… [...]

Botha adds to Sharks muscle

5 Dec 14 11:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 60 Comments

England international second-row forward Mouritz Botha has signed a 2-year deal with the Sharks. [...]

Sharks in action at Dubai Sevens

2 Dec 14 10:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 7 Comments

Sharks Super Rugby squad members Tyler Fisher and Neil Maritz have been invited to represent the Suzuki Wailers invitational side at this year’s Dubai Sevens, taking place in the middle eastern trade mecca this weekend. [...]

Jean’s World Cup bogey appears to strike again

1 Dec 14 11:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 49 Comments

“The scans revealed significant ligament damage to the inside of his knee and the supporting muscles,” said Bok team doctor Craig Roberts via press release after captain Jean de Villiers was stretchered off during the second half of the team’s horror 6-12 loss against Wales at the weekend. [...]

Toulon – it’s on!

1 Dec 14 10:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 48 Comments

The Sharks will face French champions RC Toulon in an exhibition match in February next year, after the club’s enigmatic owner, Mourad Boudjellal accepted John Smit’s Twitter challenge. [...]

Wales (12) v South Africa (6) F/T

29 Nov 14 15:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 135 Comments

It’s the last test of the 2015 season. [...]

Nice work, Ross

28 Nov 14 10:16 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

Golden Lions scrumhalf Ross Cronje has been rewarded for a great Currie Cup season with a call-up to join the Springbok squad in Cardiff. [...]

Jeez Mossie, a “no thanks” would have worked too

27 Nov 14 10:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 51 Comments

Jaque Fourie has become the second Bok veteran to announce his retirement from the Test scene this week, with the 31-year-old outside centre ruling himself out of next year’s World Cup, in favour of staying with the Kobe Steelers in Japan. [...]