Loftus stampede

12 Jun 15 12:32 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 75 Comments

Sharks fans married to their own pain at the moment would do well to turn their eyes North and pay attention to today’s announcement of a host of player departures from the Bulls. [...]

Super Rugby 2015: Round 18

11 Jun 15 16:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 91 Comments

Finally – for the Sharks at least – this nightmare comes to an end! [...]

Houston? Houston?

11 Jun 15 15:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

We have a problem….

You’ve probably all noticed that we’ve been having some major instability issues with the site these past few days. I’m going to take the site down for an extended period tonight to try and fix them once and for all.

Apologies and thanks for your patience!

Junior Springboks own Australia in final pool match

11 Jun 15 14:52 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 11 Comments

The Junior Springboks dominated for 80 minutes as they marched on to the semi-finals of this year’s World Rugby U20 Championship, when they defeated Australia at Stadio San Michele in Calvisano Italy in their final pool match last night. [...]

Big guns return for Sharks

11 Jun 15 08:38 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 88 Comments

Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has been able to name a strong team to take on the Stormers in this weekend’s final Super Rugby match at Kings Park. [...]

Not much to be said about hooker

11 Jun 15 08:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 17 Comments

Yesterday we started looking at the potential squad compilation of the Springboks to the Rugby World Cup, which yielded very little debate for or against the props mentioned. Whether this is a good or bad thing remains to be seen. [...]

Junior Springboks to face Australia

10 Jun 15 09:43 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 15 Comments

Junior Springbok coach, Dawie Theron has made three changes to his starting lineup to face Australia in tonight’s final pool match at the World Rugby Under-20 Champioship in Calvisano, Italy. [...]

Something to look forward to: Props

10 Jun 15 07:52 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 37 Comments

With the Super Rugby season heading into the business end, and the Sharks’ season being over around the half way stage already, my mind has wondered to the big event coming later this year. And no, I am not talking about the Currie Cup where all our majestic youngsters will be put on stage. [...]

Can you ever have too many loose forwards?

9 Jun 15 12:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 59 Comments

In the light of recent news regarding the signing of Philip van der Walt, the old question of acquisition versus youth development has again raised its head. Having just (somewhat) put the debate to bed after the Jacques Potgieter signing, it didn’t take long for the topic to flare up once more. [...]

Sharks confirm three departures

9 Jun 15 10:44 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 60 Comments

Willem Alberts, Bismarck du Plessis and Jannie du Plessis will all bring down the curtain on their glittering Sharks careers, when they pull the famous black and white jersey over their heads for the last time this Saturday. [...]

Du Toit scores as Junior Boks thrash Samoa

8 Jun 15 12:25 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 6 Comments

Sharks prop Thomas du Toit opened the scoring for the Junior Springboks in their second pool match on Saturday, when they beat Samoa at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in Parma Italy. [...]

Statement of intent

8 Jun 15 09:35 by Warren Smith (war1) | 39 Comments

Not surprisingly, announcement of the signing of Willie le Roux received a mixed reception. But I would like to take a moment to reflect on what a big coup the management of the Sharks have actually managed to pull off. [...]

Congrats to JP and Keegan

8 Jun 15 09:32 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

Two Sharks stalwarts (one still with us and one a former player) tied the knot in moving wedding ceremonies on Saturday. [...]

Sharks sign Philip van der Walt

6 Jun 15 17:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 66 Comments

Former Cheetahs back-rower Philip van der Walt will return from Biarritz in France to join up with the Sharks ahead of the Currie Cup season. [...]

Du Preez twins to start against Samoa

5 Jun 15 18:46 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 16 Comments

Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron has made eight changes to his team, four to his starting XV and four to his bench, to face Samoa at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium in Parma Italy on Saturday. [...]