Smith in line for Sharks debut

30 Jun 16 10:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 35 Comments

The Sharks have named a strong team to face the Lions at Ellis Park in super Rugby this Saturday, with Beast Mtawarira once again taking over the captaincy as Pat Lambie sits out with concussion. [...]

No Lambie, Sharks confirm

30 Jun 16 09:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

The Sharks have released an injury report ahead of today’s team announcement for the Lions clash. [...]


29 Jun 16 09:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 83 Comments

While neither move has been officially confirmed by the Sharks, our information is that centre Paul Jordaan and lock Tjiuee Uanivi have both agreed moves to European clubs and will join a number of other Sharks players in leaving Durban at the end of the current Super Rugby season. [...]

Massive challenge for Sharks as Pietersen goes down too

29 Jun 16 09:29 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 67 Comments

News that Joe Pietersen broke his collarbone during the recent World Club 10s tournament in Mauritius has thrown a massive curve ball straight at the head of Sharks coach Gary Gold as he aims to pick a competitive side to take on the Lions at Ellis Park in Super Rugby this weekend. [...]

Come on, Sharks – dispel the gloom!

28 Jun 16 10:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 59 Comments

Anyone remember that heady day back in May when the Sharks piled on the tries and recorded a very satisfying win against the Kings in Durban? It seems like a hell of a long time ago now, but it feels to me, at least, that we were feeling pretty good about our prospects as we headed into the extended international break. [...]

No Willie for Lions clash

27 Jun 16 09:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 92 Comments

The Sharks have been dealt a bitter blow ahead of Saturday’s crucial Super Rugby clash against the Lions at Ellis Park. Ace fullback and key attacking playmaker Willie le Roux will not be able to play in te match. [...]

South Africa v Ireland: Third test

25 Jun 16 15:33 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 177 Comments

The series decider takes place in PE today. [...]

Sharks XV named for Griquas

24 Jun 16 09:42 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 43 Comments

Michael Horak has named his Sharks XV team to take on Griquas in Upington on Saturday afternoon. [...]

Combrinck, Whiteley start in decider

23 Jun 16 14:32 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 100 Comments

Allister Coetzee has made just two changes to his Springbok starting side for Saturday’s series decider against the Irish in Port Elizabeth. Lions player Warren Whiteley and Ruan Combrinck will each start a test for the first time. [...]

Super Rugby bonus point system for Rugby Champs

23 Jun 16 09:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

In a move that is as sensible as it is unsurprising, the new bonus point system that was introduced in Super Rugby this year will be carried forward to the Rugby Championships. [...]

Smit rebuts van Zyl allegations

22 Jun 16 13:04 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 135 Comments

Kudos to Darryn Pollock of the Daily News for securing an exclusive interview with current (or is that outgoing?) Sharks Chief Executive John Smit. As we reported earlier, Smit’s predecessor, Brian van Zyl, created a proper ruckus late last week by writing a letter to another KZN newspaper, in which allegations of serious financial problems at the Sharks were levelled. [...]

Coenie gets Bok call-up

22 Jun 16 09:16 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 57 Comments

Sharks prop Coenie Oosthuizen has been called into the Springbok squad ahead of Saturday’s third test against Ireland, after injury forced Trevor Nyakane to withdraw. [...]

Sharks 10s team make us proud…

21 Jun 16 10:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 13 Comments

A big well done to Ryan Strudwick, AB Zondagh, Jean Deysel and the rest of the Sharks Invitational side that played in this weekend’s World Cub 10s tournament in Mauritius. [...]

Junior Boks named for semi

20 Jun 16 11:59 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 45 Comments

Curwin Bosch will again wear the number 15 jersey as the Junior Springboks aim to topple favourites England in tonight’s World Rugby Under 20 Championship semi final. Bosch put in a stunning performance to help turn around a poor start as the Boks beat France in their final pool game last week. [...]

Stormy weather for Sharks? Or storm in a tea cup?

20 Jun 16 10:29 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 154 Comments

A rather unseemly spat is playing out in the media at present, with current and former senior Sharks stakeholders – who really should know better, you’d think – taking swipes at one another via the pages of the province’s newspapers, rather than picking up the phone and talking to each other like civilised people. [...]