Wholesale changes for Kings

17 Sep 14 18:28 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 55 Comments

Coming off a 28 – 13 loss against the Vodacom Blue Bulls, Eastern Province Kings Head Coach Carlos Spencer decided to make wholesale changes, some forced through injury other purely rotational, for their first cross-conference match against the Free State Cheetahs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. [...]

A rare opportunity

17 Sep 14 09:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 74 Comments

For almost the first time this season, the Sharks are in the fortunate position of being able to name a virtually unchanged starting team for this weekend’s match against the Blue Bulls. [...]

Bok casualties mount

17 Sep 14 09:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 41 Comments

Francois Louw is the most recent victim of the Springboks’ bruising defeat to the All Blacks on Saturday, with the Bath flanker ruled out for around two months due to a pinched nerve in his neck. [...]

Mvovo bolsters Sharks options

16 Sep 14 15:14 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed via Twitter that Bok winger Lwazi Mvovo has been released to train and play with the squad this week. [...]

No joy in Bloem – at any level

16 Sep 14 09:34 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 23 Comments

Neither the Sharks under 19 nor the under 21 team managed to pick up the win they sorely needed in Bloemfontein this weekend, with results against their Cheetah counterparts adding further pressure to the already embattled outfits. [...]

Do you see what I see?

15 Sep 14 15:38 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 33 Comments

A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. [...]

Odwa the only concern

15 Sep 14 15:01 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 6 Comments

The Sharks have returned from Bloemfontein boasting a mostly clean bill of health, with only one new casualty to report. [...]

Sharks under 21s biting the bullet

15 Sep 14 12:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

We caught up with Sharks under 21 forward coach Albert van den Berg last week, for a quick chat. [...]

Sharks player ratings v Cheetahs

15 Sep 14 10:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 60 Comments

Let’s have a look at the individual performances after the game against the Cheetahs, which unfortunately ended in a draw after a strong second-half fightback. [...]

Test action (at last) for Reinach

15 Sep 14 08:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

After a month or more of holding tackle bags, Sharks scrumhalf Cobus Reinach now looks assured of making a test debut (or cracking the Bok match 23 at the very least) once the Rugby Championship resumes on home soil in just under a fortnight. [...]

Bloemfontein stalemate for Sharks, Cheetahs

13 Sep 14 16:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 38 Comments

A late second half fightback, in which Shark captain Tera Mtembu appeared to have scored the winning try, was unfortunately not enough to assure his side four points, as a penalty by Cheetahs flyhalf Willie du Plessis in the 82nd minute secured a 30-all draw in Bloemfontein this afternoon. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup: Cheetahs v Sharks

13 Sep 14 14:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 322 Comments

Today’s match is in Bloemfontein, where the Cheetahs and Sharks will look to bounce back after losing at home in their respective fixtures last week. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup – EP Kings v Blue Bulls

12 Sep 14 18:47 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 163 Comments

Tonight’s ABSA Currie Cup match takes us to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, where the Eastern Province Kings host the Vodacom Blue Bulls. [...]

Lifting the lid on Jake’s plans

12 Sep 14 09:32 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 47 Comments

Writing for IOL, Durban journo Craig Lewis bagged Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White for an in-depth chat about exactly what his plans are for the union. [...]

Heimar ruled out

11 Sep 14 14:04 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 6 Comments

The Sharks have revealed that center Heimar Williams, in his first Currie Cup start of the year, picked up a groin injury against Griquas on Saturday and is now likely to miss up to four weeks of action. [...]