Ridiculous inconsistencies leave Sharks fans fuming

3 Apr 17 09:32 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 87 Comments

The dust has settled somewhat after Saturday’s pulsating Super Rugby derby at Ellis Park and while we, as Sharks fans, remain incredibly proud of the performance put in by our team, I’m not quite ready to put this one to bed, given some of the officiating travesties that had a significant impact on the outcome of the game. [...]


Heartbreak as Lions sneak victory

1 Apr 17 19:24 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 173 Comments

The Sharks were left to rue some first-half indiscipline as they ultimately succumbed to a late Lions try to lose at Ellis Park by 29 points to 34. [...]


Super Rugby 2017: Lions v Sharks

1 Apr 17 16:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 160 Comments

Ellis Park. This is war. Go Sharks! [...]



Sharks XV take on Griquas

31 Mar 17 14:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

Sharks coach Rob du Preez has publicly bemoaned a lack of game time opportunities for his fringe squad members, citing the demise of the Vodacom Cup and late start of its replacement as a major challenge as he seeks to keep his player pool sharp and fit. The Sharks XV are thus playing a number of friendlies before the SuperSport Challenge kicks off, with one such match to take place this afternoon against Griquas. [...]


Ben is the Baby Bok 10

31 Mar 17 09:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

The Sharks are well represented in the back line as SA under 20 coach Chean Roux names his first match 23, to face the Griffons in a warm up game this afternoon. Benhard Janse van Rensburg, fresh from making his Sharks Super Rugby debut against the Kings a fortnight ago, starts at flyhalf, with provincial team mates close at hand. [...]


Going to watch rugby the Middle Earth way

31 Mar 17 09:15 by Jan Dyman (JD) | 16 Comments

Well it all starts on a Wednesday afternoon when you load the wife and kids in the ox wagon and set off on the long trip to Mordor aka Bloemfontein………….. well not really even though some of you might still think we don’t have any technology or cars here in the States!!!!! [...]


Super Rugby 2017: Round 6 predictions

30 Mar 17 13:31 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 30 Comments

Another week and another set of games to call. Let’s see how we go this week. [...]



Du Preez goes BIG for Lions

30 Mar 17 12:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 76 Comments

Rob du Preez has made a few changes to his starting team for Saturday’s key clash against the Lions at Ellis Park, with the inclusion of son Daniel at number 8 perhaps the most noteworthy. [...]


Retention key to (slim) Joburg hopes

29 Mar 17 08:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 54 Comments

There’s no denying that the Sharks face a hell of a big task this weekend, heading to Johannesburg to take on the high-flying Lions. This, after all, is a team that has not lost at home in nearly a year and has won comfortably against the Sharks every time they have played over the last 24 months. [...]


Van Heerden for Ellis Park

29 Mar 17 08:40 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 48 Comments

Jaco van Heerden will take the whistle when the Sharks travel to Johannesburg this weekend to take on the Lions in a crucial Super Rugby Africa 2 conference clash. [...]


Sharks XV win in Kokstad

28 Mar 17 09:33 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

The Sharks XV were made to work hard for their victory, but prevailed 47-22 over the pluck Border Bulldogs in kokstad on Saturday afternoon. [...]


Bosch, Tera among Bok training camp invitees

27 Mar 17 10:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

Allister Coetzee continue to cast a wide net in preparation for the 2017 Springbok campaign and has invited a host of players to a training camp in Stellenbosch early next week. Sharks captain Tea Mtembu and star play-maker Curwin Bosch are among the players invited to attend the camp. [...]


Sharks seal the deal in Bloem

27 Mar 17 09:24 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 70 Comments

Rob du Preez’s Sharks team turned in a credible performance in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon to record a 38-30 win over the Cheetahs in Super Rugby – a win that was perhaps more emphatic than the final score line would suggest. [...]


Super Rugby 2017: Cheetahs v Sharks

25 Mar 17 16:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 235 Comments

Kick-off time at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein is at 17h15 for these two sides, both seeking redemption after disappointing in their previous outings. [...]


Sharks XV head to Kokstad

23 Mar 17 16:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 26 Comments

Odwa Ndungane will be the old man amongst youngsters when he leads the Cell C Sharks XV out against Border in a friendly at Kokstad Rugby Club on Saturday afternoon. [...]