Bok coach – no announcement any time soon

11 Jan 16 11:09 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 39 Comments

SARU have agreed to give themselves at least three more months to decide on Heyneke Mayer’s successor, with the General Council agreeing that the post will not be advertised. [...]

Venter to captain Cheetahs

11 Jan 16 11:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

The Cheetahs announced yesterday that former Bulls and Junior Bok center Francois Venter will be their Super Rugby captain this year. [...]

Do you have a faithful companion?

8 Jan 16 11:51 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 75 Comments

Things are getting pretty desperate around here, so let’s talk about a subject we haven’t covered yet. Pets! Yes, that’s right…. we’re going to discuss our pets here on this rugby site, because that’s what the off season does to us! [...]

Congrats Marco and Claire

7 Jan 16 10:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 13 Comments

Big congratulations today go to Sharks lock Marco Wentzel and bride-to-be Claire Wiese on their engagement, announced today. [...]

Former Shark Steyn makes Italian squad

7 Jan 16 10:42 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

25-year-old back rower Braam Steyn is one of a number of uncapped players included by Italian coach Jacques Brunel in his Six Nations training squad. Steyn, who has been plying his trade in Italy since a move to Mogliano late in 2012, spent two years in Durban at the Sharks Academy. [...]

Ready or not, Super Rugby is coming

5 Jan 16 13:40 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 59 Comments

You don’t need to be a fortune teller to know that Super Rugby will hit the Southern Kings like a ton of bricks when they face The Sharks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on the 27th of February. [...]

Sarries stint for Schalk

5 Jan 16 10:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 12 Comments

Tough-as-nails Namibian flanker Jacques Burger may have decided to hang up his boots, but Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall has made already found an incredible replacement in the form of tough-as-nails South African flanker Schalk Burger. [...]

Flight of the bald eagle

5 Jan 16 10:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 34 Comments

Former Kiwi, Force, Lions and Impi coach John Mitchell has been appointed head coach of the US Eagles national rugby team. [...]

Kings try-out for Monde, Luk

4 Jan 16 16:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 99 Comments

Sharks players Monde Hadebe and Lukhanyo Am are among a group of nine who join the Southern Kings Super rugby training squad on a trial basis this week. [...]

Sunwolves coach and squad revealed

4 Jan 16 10:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

In case you missed it elsewhere, Japan’s new Super Rugby franchise, the Sunwolves, confirmed that they will be coached by former All Black hooker Mark Hammett in this year’s competition. [...]

Welcome to 2016

4 Jan 16 10:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 53 Comments

Happy New Year, Sharksworld and thanks for your patience as I’ve embarked on a longer-than-usual festive break. [...]

Vote: Best 2016 Super Rugby Jersey

22 Dec 15 20:17 by Seth Aderson (Seth101) | 68 Comments

As we wait patiently for the 2016 Super Rugby season to arrive, we have to find things to keep us entertained (hard when your idea for a good time out is watching 100+ kg men fight over a ball). In an endeavor to add a little fun to your assumedly dull lives I have come up with a poll to vote for the best teams Jersey for the 2016 season. [...]

Christmas break

21 Dec 15 09:17 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

The Sharks have completed the first part of their pre-season training, with players and staff now enjoying a well-deserved festive break. [...]

News and views from around the world

16 Dec 15 09:51 by Stephen Smith (StevieS) | 37 Comments

Hi Sharks fans. With news being slow I thought I’d post some links to interesting articles from around the world. [...]

Tera leads Sharks against Dolphins

15 Dec 15 10:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 66 Comments

We may know him as a take-no-prisoners loose forward with silky skills and a surprising turn of pace, but along with many others in the Sharks rugby squad, Tera Mtembu is also a fine cricketer. So good was he at the 11-man game, in fact, that rugby only narrowly won the race to secure his professional services after school. All-rounder Mtembu will bat at number 4 and captain the Sharks cricket team as they take on the Dolphins at Kingsmead in this evening’s Holywood Bets Showdown at the Coast festival cricket match. [...]