Super Rugby 2017: Sharks v Lions

15 Jul 17 15:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 265 Comments

Spicy…. I’ll just leave it at that. [...]

A challenge of epic proportions

14 Jul 17 09:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 26 Comments

Here’s a little fly in the ointment – has anyone else noticed that the Sharks’ opening Currie Cup game, against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein, takes place next Friday night? [...]

50 and out?

14 Jul 17 09:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

This article is two things in one – it’s a post of congratulations, but also a desperate plea. Starting with the former, a big well done to the incredible Stephan Lewies on the upcoming milestone of 50 Super Rugby caps for the Sharks. [...]

Super Rugby 2017: Round 17 predictions

13 Jul 17 14:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 40 Comments

Yeah baby – it’s the last one of these I’ll have to do – at least, at this scale. From next week, there are just four matches as we head into the knock-outs, but this week marks a significant occasion: this is THE LAST TIME we will ever be subjected to NINE mostly-rubbish games in a single weekend. Hallelujah. [...]

April at pivot for Lions clash

13 Jul 17 12:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

Sharks coach Rob du Preez welcomes back a number of regular starters this week for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the Lions at Kings Park. [...]

What a fan wants, what a fan needs…

12 Jul 17 11:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

This week, the column inches are being taken up by talk of permutations (as is normal at the end of a round robin phase). The wise men who fill the back pages have branded Saturday’s crunch match between the Sharks and the Lions as somewhere between a completely dead rubber, a must-win for the home side and a must-definitely-not-win for the home side (or is that the away side?). If you think you’re confused, read on. [...]

Reinforcements for Sharks

11 Jul 17 11:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

There’s good news for the Sharks ahead of Saturday’s final Super Rugby conference game against the Lions, with a number of key backline resources fit for selection. [...]

Sharks bid 3 farewell

10 Jul 17 09:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

Saturday’s home fixture against the Lions will mark a Sharks Super Rugby swansong for three players, all of whose contributions will be marked on the day. [...]

Kings of the Fortress

10 Jul 17 09:33 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 13 Comments

The Southern Kings silenced the Loftus faithful on Saturday when they beat the three time Super Rugby champions, the Bulls, with a penalty kick on full-time to a clinch a memorable 31 – 30 win in Pretoria. [...]

Sharksworld chats to Marius Louw

7 Jul 17 17:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 2 Comments

We had a good chat with Sharks centre Marius Louw, fresh from making his Super Rugby debut for the team against the Bulls on Friday night. [...]

Kings, Cheetahs to embrace other playing opportunities

7 Jul 17 10:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 43 Comments

The open secret had been confirmed and when SA Rugby’s Special General Meeting take place in Cape Town today, it will be announced that the Southern Kings and Cheetahs will not participate in Super Rugby from 2018. [...]

Super Rugby 2017: Round 16 predictions

6 Jul 17 14:14 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

Right, so it’s a weird round yet again, because one of the matches already happened (more than month ago!) [...]

Pat Lambie: Medical Update

6 Jul 17 12:51 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

The Sharks have released the following update regarding Pat Lambie: [...]

Welcome back!

6 Jul 17 11:42 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

Cameron Wright has returned to Durban and has been training with the Sharks squad. [...]

An unpalatable truth

5 Jul 17 09:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 50 Comments

I hate lost opportunities and while all the talk this week is regarding how the Bulls “wanted/needed it more” at Kings Park this last weekend, the stark reality is that the only team who had anything real to gain from Friday’s game was the home side. [...]