Stormers lose de Villiers

2 Apr 14 15:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

Bok captain Jean de Villiers has a meniscal cyst…. no, I don’t know what that is either, but it’s serious enough to stop him playing against the Tantrum Tahs in Super Rugby this weekend. [...]

Congratulations Richard and Juline!

2 Apr 14 13:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

We’d like to extend our heartiest congratulations to senior writer Richard, who tied the knot with Juline just over a week ago. [...]

Flip starts at 5

2 Apr 14 12:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

Flip van der Merwe returns to the fray, in a straight replacement for Victor Matfield as Bulls number 5 and captain this week. His side faces the Hurricanes in their first tour game on Saturday. [...]

No van der Walt for Cheetahs

2 Apr 14 12:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

The Cheetahs will face defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs this weekend without regular number 8 Philip van der Walt. The tournament’s leading tackler went under the knife today to repair a broken hand and is expected to be out of action for around two months. [...]

Somebody get this guy “cheiked” out….

2 Apr 14 09:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika needs a serious does of anger management therapy. [...]

Bulls tour group named

2 Apr 14 09:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

Frans Ludeke has been able to include Bok Flip van der Merwe in his 27-man tour squad that departed for New Zealand yesterday. [...]

Du Preez’s future in blue and white

1 Apr 14 16:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 52 Comments

Junior Springbok flyhalf Robert du Preez has been released from his contract with the Sharks and will join Western Province with immediate effect. [...]

Shaun Sowerby joins EP Kings

1 Apr 14 09:26 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 21 Comments

Former Springbok and Sharks captain, Shaun Sowerby, became the newest member of the EP Kings’ coaching staff ahead of their entry into the Currie Cup Premier Division. [...]

Jake turns to van den Berg – April Fools!

1 Apr 14 09:16 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 57 Comments

Sharksworld has reliably learned that Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White has successfully lured Bok lock Albert van den Berg out of retirement to provide cover at lock in this year’s Super Rugby competition. [...]

Western Province appoints new Director

31 Mar 14 15:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Former Springbok assistant coach Gert Smal has been appointed the new Director of Rugby of the Western Province Rugby Union. [...]

Varsity Shield Final: CUT Ixias v UKZN Impi

31 Mar 14 14:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 134 Comments

The day has finally dawned – a KZN side has a realistic shot at Varsity Cup promotion! [...]

Sharks XV continue unbeaten run

31 Mar 14 14:05 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

Deon Kayser’s Cell C Sharks XV recorded a convincing 27-10 win over the second-placed SWD Eagles on Saturday to remain at the top of the Vodacom Cup South Section log. [...]

And the try goes to…. Marcell Coetzee!

31 Mar 14 11:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 5 Comments

After some enjoyable morning banter (not to mention plenty of painstaking analysis of very poor video footage) we are in agreement. The Sharks’ first try on Saturday was scored by none other than Marcell Coetzee! [...]

Herbst pens Ulster deal

31 Mar 14 11:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 25 Comments

The Sharks confirmed on Friday that tighthead prop Wiehahn Herbst will leave Durban at the end of the current Super Rugby season. [...]

Sharks player ratings v Waratahs

31 Mar 14 10:40 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 40 Comments

Bit of a tricky game to rate, this, as again the Sharks scored a big victory over a top side without ever really clicking on attack. [...]