Willie to seek homecoming glory

20 Aug 14 14:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 13 Comments

Rory Duncan has named former Sharks under 21 flyhalf Willie du Plessis at pivot for the Toyota Free State Cheetahs as they prepare to face that team in a Currie Cup game in Durban on Saturday night. [...]


Province retain winning formula

20 Aug 14 13:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

DHL Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has retained his match 22 from last week’s win over the Blue Bulls, knowing his team will face a far sterner test against the Xerox Golden Lions at Newlands this weekend. [...]


Stonehouse rings the changes

20 Aug 14 11:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 1 Comment

Jimmy Stonehouse, whose Steval Pumas team “lost against themselves” in Durban last weekend, will have new opposition this week, with the coach making several changes to his selection to face GWK Griquas in Nelspruit. [...]



New flyhalf for Griquas

20 Aug 14 10:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

Ikey Tigers flyhalf Dean Grant will be on debut for GWK Griquas this weekend, with coach Hawies Fourie entrusting the new man with the vital number 10 jersey for the round three match against the Steval Pumas in Nelspruit. [...]


Everitt praises Pumas defence

19 Aug 14 15:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

We caught up with Cell C Sharks backline coach Sean Everitt after this weekend’s bonus point win against the Pumas at Kings Park, and put some questions to him. [...]


Sharks v Pumas – the good and the bad

19 Aug 14 10:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

Let’s have a look at the positive and negative points after Friday night’s outing against the Pumas. [...]


Injury drama for Duncan

19 Aug 14 09:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

Toyota Free State Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan is likely to have to make some interesting selection decisions for this weekend’s Currie Cup match against the Sharks in Durban, with injuries sustained against Griquas cutting a swathe through his already rather thin squad. [...]



Thoughts and prayers with Tyler

18 Aug 14 11:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

This post may cross the privacy line just a little, but my intentions are good, I assure you. [...]


Big blow for Bulls

18 Aug 14 11:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 4 Comments

In breaking news, it appears that Blue Bulls flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter is set to miss around a month of Currie Cup action due to a rib injury sustained during Saturday’s Newlands drubbing at the hands of Western Province. [...]


Have you ever seen the rain (comin’ down on a promising game)?

18 Aug 14 10:58 by Martin van Niekerk (vanmartin) | 13 Comments

If you don’t count yourself among the Loftus faithful, the northern fortress can be inhospitable venue at the best of times. Get caught in the wrong team’s colours and it can turn downright hostile. The same apparently applies when rain is bucketing down on the stadium. [...]


The Weekly Whinge

18 Aug 14 10:35 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 67 Comments

Having found myself completely disinterested in any form of rugby for most part of the year so far, my fingers started itching to put pen to paper, in the figurative sense of course, after watching some of the so-called rugby dished up over this past weekend. [...]


Whiteley gets his Bok chance

18 Aug 14 10:04 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

With Willem Alberts’s hamstring injury preventing him from boarding the plane to Argentina with the rest of his springbok teammates last night, it’s Golden Lions captain Warren Whiteley who will tour in his place. [...]


Sharks player ratings v Pumas

18 Aug 14 09:46 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 99 Comments

It was very much a tale of two halves for the Cell C Sharks on Friday night, with a rather iffy first half display (in which they conceded a one-point lead to the Pumas) giving way to an irresistible showing of power rugby in the second. [...]


The Castle Rugby Championship: South Africa (13) v Argentina (6) F/T

16 Aug 14 15:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 42 Comments

In a late blow, the Boks have lost the services of Willem Alberts to a hamstring injury. [...]


ABSA Currie Cup: DHL Western Province (41)* v Vodacom Blue Bulls (17) F/T

16 Aug 14 13:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 44 Comments

The north-south derby kicks off at Newlands today. [...]