Lions change two

7 Apr 16 12:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 12 Comments

Ross Cronje, the last man to lift an age-group trophy in Sharks colours way back in 2008, returns to the Lions team to face the Sharks this weekend in one of two changes to Johan Ackermann’s starting team. Cronje is one of several Lions players with strong links to the Sharks and Durban. [...]

Boland named for Sharks XV clash

7 Apr 16 10:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

Veteran winger Danwel Demas is perhaps the most recognisable player in the Boland squad named to do battle with the Sharks XV when the Currie Cup qualifiers get under way tomorrow night. [...]

Twins reunited as Sharks gear up for Lions

7 Apr 16 10:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 136 Comments

Gary Gold has been able to keep continuity, for the most part, ahead of this weekend’s Super Rugby encounter against the Lions at Kings Park. [...]

Good on you Gary – just don’t do it again!

7 Apr 16 10:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 43 Comments

More details have emerged regarding the transgressions that lead to Sharks man Gary Gold receiving a hefty fine from SANZAAR this week. Intrepid news-hound Mike “Gringo” Greenaway has given us his take on the IOL Website. [...]

Catching up with Renaldo

6 Apr 16 16:02 by Benedict Chanakira (bchanakira2) | 6 Comments

Benedict caught up with Renaldo Bothma for a few words. [...]

Majola leads Sharks XV in opener

6 Apr 16 15:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 55 Comments

Michael Horak has named a pretty strong Sharks XV team for Friday night’s Currie Cup Qualifying round opener against the Boland Cavaliers, drawing heavily on experienced Super Rugby squad members who find themselves currently surplus to requirements. [...]

Jordaan still in the pink

6 Apr 16 09:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

Paul Jordaan has won the pink “best defender” jersey for a second week running, after his impressive tackling exploits against the Crusaders over the Easter weekend. [...]

Gardner handed Sharks-Lions

6 Apr 16 09:44 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 106 Comments

The Sharks, I’m sure, will be rather relived to learn that a completely neutral referee, Australian Angus Gardner, will hold the whistle when they face the Lions at Kings Park this weekend. [...]

Impi slain by assegai from behind

6 Apr 16 09:29 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 72 Comments

“Ubani benagathintu amabubhesi? Who here can touch the lions?” That’s how the song goes. After going through an almost flawless Varsity Shield campaign in 2016, UKZN Impi have learned the answer to that question, with tournament organisers finding them guilty of a player eligibility breach and docking an astonishing 12 log points after the fact. For Impi, in other words, there will be no final this year and more importantly, no chance of a promotion play-off against a UCT Ikeys side that would be unlikely to stand a chance against them this year. [...]

Gold sanctioned by SANZAAR

5 Apr 16 16:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 50 Comments

Gary Gold has been sanctioned by the Super Rugby governing body for two counts of misconduct after this morning’s hearing. [...]

Sharks XV provisional squad for Currie Cup Qualifying phase

5 Apr 16 10:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

The SA Rugby site has been updated with squad lists for the Currie Cup Qualifying phase that kicks off this weekend. While these squads are not always completely accurate, they do often give us a pretty good indication of which players will be in the mix. [...]

SANZAAR hearing for Gary Gold

5 Apr 16 09:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 100 Comments

In a somewhat tersely-worded statement, SANZAAR this morning confirmed that Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold will attend a disciplinary hearing relating to his “conduct” during the Crusaders game on 26 March. [...]

Super Rugby 2016: Round 6 Stats

4 Apr 16 21:48 by Seth Aderson (Nostraseth) | 18 Comments

Let’s look at the stats after 6 rounds of Super Rugby. Wow what a weird round this was.

Philip the only Sharks casualty

4 Apr 16 16:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

The Sharks have released an injury update comprising mostly good news. [...]

Three Sharks in Junior Bok training squad

4 Apr 16 08:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 37 Comments

Dawie Theron has named his 36-man provisional Junior Springbok training squad and as is usually the case, you can’t throw a stick without hitting at least one Blue Bull. Only three Sharks players have made the cut this year, which is perhaps not terribly surprising given the woes of the under 19 side last year. [...]