Sharks need to smarten up

6 Mar 18 10:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

Ah pragmatism, eh? So often the mortal enemy of “entertaining, bums-on-seats” rugby, the sort of thing we’ve been promised time and again, the rugby that’s going to revive the bygone spirit of the Banana Boys and fill the Park with screaming fans, dressed head to toe in black and white. [...]

Sharks blow it

3 Mar 18 16:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 77 Comments

The Sharks have drawn 24-all with the Waratahs at Kings Park today, in a game where the dominant home side had only themselves to blame for countless stupid mistakes that allowed their visitors to stay in the contest. [...]

Super Rugby 2018: Sharks v Waratahs

3 Mar 18 14:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 198 Comments

It’s round 3 and time for the Sharks’ first home clash in Super Rugby 2018. [...]

Sharks partner with Gagasi FM

2 Mar 18 10:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

The Sharks have just sent out a press release relating to a bold new partnership with a top KZN radio station, Gagasi FM. Well done, Sharks… this is important and groundbreaking. [...]

Enjoy Pan Roasted Coffee during the month of March

2 Mar 18 09:02 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | Comment?

Because we love rugby so much, Pan Roasted Coffee Company have decided to share our love for coffee with Sharksworld and its readers. [...]

Rassie is the new Bok coach

1 Mar 18 11:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 37 Comments

Yes, astounding I know, especially since this was so unexpected! SA Rugby have confirmed that newly-appointed (former) Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus will additionally act as head coach of the national side until 2023. [...]

Changes for Sharks

1 Mar 18 11:38 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 55 Comments

Robert du Preez has made seven changes to his starting team as the Sharks face the Waratahs in the first home game of their 2018 Super Rugby campaign on Saturday. [...]

Mapimpi set for a break?

28 Feb 18 11:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 40 Comments

The Sharks will name their team for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the Waratahs tomorrow, but the early indications are that there could be a number of personnel changes to the team that went down narrowly in Johannesburg in week 1. Try-scoring winger Makezole Mapimpi – who has had no off-season to speak of after joining the team directly from the Cheetahs’ Pro14 campaign – is one man possibly likely to enjoy a rest this week. [...]

Stakes are high for Sharks

26 Feb 18 16:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 57 Comments

It’s week 3 of Super Rugby and the Sharks are just about to settle on a starting team for only their second game; already, though, the pressure is on for Robert du Preez and his team as they aim to keep up with the early pace-setters in the South African conference. [...]

Congrats to Thomas and Elaine!

26 Feb 18 10:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

A hearty round of Sharksworld applause to one of our favourite players, big Thomas du Toit. [...]

Win with Sharksworld and Pan Roasted Coffee Company

23 Feb 18 10:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

A huge thank you to regular Sharksworld contributor Pierre McLeod, who has put up a great prize in our Sharksworld Super Rugby 2018 SuperBru pool. [...]

22 years and 250 players on…

22 Feb 18 11:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 64 Comments

There was a special milestone for the Sharks this past weekend, as unheralded 21-year-old scrumhalf Grant Williams became the 250th player in history to represent the Sharks in Super Rugby. Williams was one of five debutants for the franchise on the day. [...]

Dan out for a month

21 Feb 18 10:20 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 63 Comments

The Sharks have released an injury report following Saturday’s match against the Lions in Johannesburg and as is usually the case with these things, it’s not as good as we’d hoped for, but certainly far better than we feared it might be. [...]

Unproven combinations stunt Sharks

19 Feb 18 19:23 by (tomwatchingsports) | 77 Comments

With an opening encounter against a powerful Lions team that some pundits said would be worth two wins if the Sharks could cause the upset, it was surprising to see a number of previously untried combinations from Rob du Preez in a game of such magnitude. [...]

Scrum woes cost Sharks in Joburg

17 Feb 18 19:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 104 Comments

The Lions have handed the Sharks a 26-19 Super Rugby defeat at Emirates Airline Park this afternoon, building on the foundation of a dominant scrum to ensure victory over their coastal rivals. [...]