The Currie Cup squad (as it happens)

3 Jul 15 11:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 257 Comments

Since it’s hard to keep track of all the announcements, here’s my latest view of what the Sharks Currie Cup squad look like. I reserve the right to amend this from time to time! [...]

Sharks sign Reds lock McDuling

3 Jul 15 07:20 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 116 Comments

According to morning media reports, Reds second-rower David McDuling has signed for the Sharks. [...]

Forward mobility the key to excitement?

2 Jul 15 11:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 51 Comments

At yesterday’s pre-Currie Cup press conference, Gary Gold spoke of the depth available to him and expressed his confidence in the squad he has, despite the usual player losses to the Springbok cause. In particular, he dived into one particular aspect – that of mobility amongst the pack – that warrants further discussion. [...]

The new Sharks

1 Jul 15 14:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 41 Comments

Courtesy of Steve Haag (and used with permission), we’ve got a lovely pic of most of the new guys coming in for Currie Cup this year. [...]

The only way is up!

1 Jul 15 10:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 43 Comments

New Sharks under 21 head coach Michael Horak certainly has a tough task ahead of him, with his side set to kick off their 2015 campaign next Saturday away to beaten 2014 finalists Western Province. If that’s not bad enough, Horak (who took over leadership of the team from Ryan Strudwick just a couple of weeks ago) faces a trip to Loftus to face the champion Blue Bulls in week two. [...]

Catching up with Renaldo Bothma

1 Jul 15 09:15 by Benedict Chanakira (bchanakira2) | 6 Comments

Benedict Chanakira caught up with Sharks flanker Renaldo Bothma for a quick chat ahead of his departure to join the Namibian World cup squad. [...]

Bothma joins exodus

30 Jun 15 10:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 68 Comments

Renaldo Bothma is the latest Sharks Super Rugby player to announce a short-term Japanese stint at the end of the year, withe his agent confirming he will play for Toyota Verblitz after the World Cup. [...]

New prop has neck op

30 Jun 15 09:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 83 Comments

Word from the Bok camp regarding the fitness of new signing Coenie Oosthuizen is not promising, with team doctor Craig Roberts confirming that the big prop has had to undergo an operation to correct a bulging disc in his neck. [...]

Sharks bid Wilson farewell

29 Jun 15 18:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

New Zealand winger Jack Wilson will be leaving the Sharks to return to New Zealand. [...]

New props (and others?) in the mix

29 Jun 15 15:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

The Sharks would appear to have a few new faces at training this week, although it’s not yet clear on what basis they’re training with the squad – or even who some of them are! Since we love a good mystery, let’s examine a few of Steve Haag’s snaps from training today and try to figure out who is there. [...]

New Sharks captain needed

29 Jun 15 14:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 23 Comments

One of the most critical decisions that Gary Gold and his team will need to make over the next few weeks regards the choice of captain for the upcoming Currie Cup campaign. [...]

Bok squad named

27 Jun 15 16:14 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 132 Comments

The Springbok squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship has been named. [...]

Sharks coaching teams announced

26 Jun 15 15:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 88 Comments

Gary Gold and the Sharks have clarified the coaching appointments for the upcoming Currie Cup season. Gold himself will operate as head coach for the campaign, contrary to earlier reports. [...]

Another year and another Builders Sports Quiz…

26 Jun 15 13:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

As defending champions, we entered this year with a lot of confidence, yet slightly weary of not having our Man of the Match from 2014 Andre Bloem in our starting line-up. Nevertheless we thought we still have a good chance and need to make sure we defend our title with pride and we sipped on a couple Castle Lagers to ease the nerves. [...]

Sharks sign Coenie Oosthuizen

26 Jun 15 12:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 64 Comments

The Sharks have just announced the signing of Coenie Oosthuizen from the Cheetahs. [...]