Player of the year

10 Feb 15 10:00 by Johann Pollard (PTAShark) | 8 Comments

Duane Vermeulen won a well-deserved SARU Player Of The Year accolade over the past weekend, and I’m sure he’s feeling pretty chuffed after putting in some massive performances for the Boks. He’s been immense this year and is challenging Reid for the mantle of best no8 on the planet. [...]

Sharks name 40 – for now

10 Feb 15 07:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 72 Comments

Gary Gold has named a 40-man strong Super Rugby squad that doesn’t (yet) feature a number of key players still to return from injury. [...]

And off I go again

9 Feb 15 13:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

Man, sometimes the timing of these trips just isn’t ideal, but what can you do? [...]

A good few ticks (and a couple of question marks too)

9 Feb 15 10:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 63 Comments

I’ve had the benefit of a second, more detailed, viewing of the Sharks’ match against Toulon and wanted to highlight a few things that stood out for me. [...]

Deysel! Deysel! Deysel!

9 Feb 15 09:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 89 Comments

Oh man, what amazing news we have this morning. Hot on the heels of my piece regarding loose forward depth we have the somewhat unexpected, but amazingly welcome, confirmation that Jean Deysel is back with the Sharks for Super Rugby. [...]

Back row resources a little stretched?

9 Feb 15 08:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

The Sharks are expected to confirm their injury situation after last week’s French trip today, but with Tera Mtembu having cried off just ahead of the Toulon game and Etienne Oosthuizen picking up an injury during it, the chances are pretty good that the loose forward cupboard might be a little bare heading into the opening rounds of Super Rugby. [...]

Dear Sharksworld Fantasy Leaguers

7 Feb 15 02:54 by Gwyn Pratley (Hertford Highlander) | 18 Comments

Dear Sharksworld Fantasy Leaguers

With the Super Rugby season just a week away I am doing some fantasy-rugby-due-diligence. Like Rob I too have been challenged to enter a fantasy rugby competition here in New Zealand – after a quick look at it (and I mean very quick) I was registered and in – but I’m looking for some help. [...]

Sharks prevail against the odds

6 Feb 15 11:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 51 Comments

A plucky Sharks team, clearly still very much in the throes of pre season rust, tackled and harried their way to an unlikely, yet ultimately rather satisfying, 12-10 win over European champions RC Toulon at the Stade Felix Mayol last night. [...]

Rugby Masters 2015: RC Toulon v Cell C Sharks

5 Feb 15 22:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 322 Comments

Time for the big match at the Stade Felix Mayol. Kick off is at 9pm French time, or 10pm in South Africa. [...]

Toulon vs Sharks

5 Feb 15 12:00 by Maria Delport (Letgo) | 56 Comments

It’s almost time for kick-off Sharks fans! I don’t know about you, but I am extremely excited for this match. It’s only a week until we kick-off our Super Rugby season against the Cheetahs at Growth point Kings Park and it looks like this pre-season match will be exactly what we need to see where we stand.

Toulon side to face Sharks full of Internationals

5 Feb 15 09:00 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 27 Comments

Toulon have named their side to face the Cell C Sharks in tonight’s friendly at the Stade Felix-Mayol in Toulon. [...]

Sharks name team to face Toulon

4 Feb 15 17:15 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 47 Comments

The Cell C Sharks have named their team to face RC Toulon in tomorrow’s North versus South friendly at the Stade Felix-Mayol in Toulon.

Traveling time

3 Feb 15 19:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

The excitement is palpable, fans – it’s Toulon time! [...]

Matt Stevens speaks ahead of the game

3 Feb 15 14:24 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

Courtesy of the Sharks and their website editor, Michael Marnewick, here’s what Sharks prop Matt Stevens had to say ahead of Thursday’s match against Toulon. [...]

Stormers confirm Coetzee’s departure

3 Feb 15 12:42 by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD)) | 27 Comments

The DHL Stormers have confirmed that head coach Allister Coetzee will be leaving the union at the end of the Super Rugby season to take up the post at Kobelco Steelers that has been vacated by Gary Gold [...]