April is a Bok

28 May 16 19:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 119 Comments

Garth April’s is perhaps one of the more surprising names in Alister Coetzee’s maiden 31-man Bok squad. [...]

John Smit resigns

26 May 16 15:48 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 184 Comments

John Smit, Chief Executive of The Sharks, has announced he will resign at the end of the 2016 season. [...]

Sharks confirm contract renewals

26 May 16 10:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 91 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed that Jean-Luc du Preez, Daniel du Preez and Garth April have signed contract extensions that will keep them in Durban until the end of the 2018 season

The islands call

25 May 16 11:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 12 Comments

The Sharks are taking a break from rugby – and so am I. I’m leaving tomorrow to take my family on a well-deserved holiday to the sunny island of Crete. [...]

Another “loan shark” for Southern Kings

25 May 16 08:55 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 35 Comments

Another “loan shark” will make Nelson Mandela Bay his home when he joins the Southern Kings for the remainder of the Super Rugby season. Outside back, Wandile Mjekevu will join a number of Sharks team mates already on loan to the Southern Kings in the hope of boosting the Eastern Cape franchise. [...]

All eyes on Loftus

24 May 16 08:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

While the Sharks players get to put their feet up a week early, with their somewhat ill-timed second bye falling just before the June International break, they’ll be watching a pair of South African derby games rather closely this weekend – as their somewhat precarious grip on a wildcard play-off spot demands. [...]

Keeping Potgieter “bad business sense”

23 May 16 10:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 270 Comments

In a weekend interview with Rapport’s Hendrik Cronje, John Smit has downplayed talk of a “financial crisis” at the Sharks and shared a little insight from his perspective on the decision to let Jacques Potgieter head to Pretoria. [...]

Concern over du Preez’s groin

23 May 16 09:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

The Sharks, who now face a decent 6-week break before super Rugby resumes in July, came through Saturday’s romp against the Kings pretty much unscathed, apart from one rather worrying injury concern. [...]

Big first half sees Sharks win by 53

21 May 16 19:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 90 Comments

The Sharks piled on the points in the first half at Kings Park this evening, scoring six tries in forty minutes to set up a big 42-0 lead over the Southern Kings at half time. Accuracy in the second half was not as good and saw only ten further points added in a 53-0 final scoreline. [...]

Super Rugby 2016: Sharks v Kings

21 May 16 15:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 165 Comments

The last game for the Sharks ahead of a month off – let’s hope for a big game today. [...]

Super Rugby 2016: Round 13 preview and predictions

20 May 16 09:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 25 Comments

Sorry this is a little late, but you know… work and stuff! Round 13 is sure to be unlucky for some teams. Which ones? Let’s see… [...]

Farewell Steven

19 May 16 15:35 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 23 Comments

The Southern Kings announced yesterday the departure of stalwart lock and captain Steven Sykes, who has signed a two year deal with Frech club Oyonnax from the end of the Super Rugby season. [...]

Sharks XV seek redemption

19 May 16 12:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 40 Comments

Khaya Majola’s Sharks XV will take on the similarly up-and-down Golden Lions in Kwa-Mashu this weekend, in a Friday night clash that’s key to the side’s hopes after a loss away to Free State last week. [...]

Chili earns a start

19 May 16 10:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 83 Comments

Gary Gold has made a number of rotational changes to the Sharks team that will face the Kings in Durban this Saturday, in the side’s last game before their bye weekend. [...]

Sharks confirm Potgieter exit

18 May 16 13:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 171 Comments

In a terse statement, the Sharks have confirmed that Jacques Potgieter will leave Durban to join the Bulls with immediate effect. [...]