Currie Cup 2016: Cell C Sharks v EP Kings

17 Sep 16 15:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 64 Comments

Oops – knew I forgot something…. [...]

The Rugby Championship 2016: New Zealand v South Africa

17 Sep 16 07:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 59 Comments

Here we go…. Everyone has written the Boks off, but I think they can do it. [...]

Into the Lions den for juniors

16 Sep 16 10:29 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

Both the Sharks under 19 and under 21 teams face impossible-seeming matches against their Lions counterparts at Ellis Park this afternoon. For both sides, it will be the final fixture in campaigns that have delivered little in terms of results. [...]

OPAP to Boost Online Sports Betting

15 Sep 16 13:24 by (Admin) | Comments Off

Fans of online sports betting, virtual and online casinos are in for a treat as OPAP announced they will be growing this side of their business. OPAP is one of the largest betting firms in Europe. These sentiments where expressed by the company’s CEO Damian Cope. [...]

Currie Cup 2016: Round 7 preview and predictions

15 Sep 16 13:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 35 Comments

Only three rounds to go and things are getting tight. [...]

Pat returns at last

15 Sep 16 11:16 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 41 Comments

Chiliboy Ralepelle will captain the Sharks for the first time in a Currie Cup game, when the side take on Eastern Province at Kings Park on Saturday. All eyes will be on the bench this week, though, with Springbok Pat Lambie set to finally make his return to the game in the second half. [...]

Don’t be the rock – or the hard place

15 Sep 16 10:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 142 Comments

I watched something rather interesting this morning – a segment from Supersport’s new rugby show, “TMO”. I’ll post the clip below. [...]

Forward changes for Boks

15 Sep 16 08:14 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 79 Comments

The Springboks team being led to slaughter selected to face the All Blacks this weekend sees only two changes to the starting team that went down to Australia last week. [...]

Kings to face Sharks

14 Sep 16 12:53 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 11 Comments

EP Kings coach Barend Pieterse has made a number of changes to his side for their next Currie Cup match against the Cell C Sharks at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban this Saturday. [...]

Time to regroup

14 Sep 16 09:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 59 Comments

With the Sharks having picked up just a single log point from their last two games, 2016′s Currie Cup campaign has started to go alarmingly pear-shaped. Saturday’s game against the EP Kings in Durban represents a chance to pick up some much-needed points and get things moving in the right direction again, but the climb from here is a steep one, given the mounting injury toll. [...]

Big result for plucky under 19s

13 Sep 16 10:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

It wasn’t a great day, results-wise, for Sharks teams at Kings Park on Saturday, but credit must go to Paul Anthony’s under 19 side, who recorded a resounding 29-15 bonus point win over their Free State opponents. [...]

Faf and Goosen ready for All Blacks

13 Sep 16 08:20 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 77 Comments

In some good news following the Boks’ defeat to the Wallabies, both Faf de Klerk and Johan Goosen have been passed fit and ready for selection against the All Blacks this weekend. [...]

The start of the big slide?

12 Sep 16 15:31 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 112 Comments

The Springboks have slipped to fourth on the IRB World Rankings after their loss to Australia at the weekend. Is this the beginning of the end? [...]

Sharks injury molehill turning into a mountain

12 Sep 16 13:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 98 Comments

Things are not looking up for the Sharks after two nightmare weeks on the field. Today’s injury report reads like a Stephen King novel for fans of the team. [...]

Alberts gets Bok call

12 Sep 16 09:24 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 68 Comments

Willem Alberts has been called up to the Springbok squad, replacing the injured Lood de Jager. [...]