Good news! Boots is going NOWHERE #JB270

3 Oct 14 13:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

We haven’t given this one piece of news enough coverage, so let’s discuss it a little on Jacques Botes Day. [...]

Jacques Botes – in his own words #JB270

3 Oct 14 08:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 26 Comments

Morning Sharksworld – and welcome to Jacques Botes Day! [...]

Sharks trio invited to BaaBaas #JB270

3 Oct 14 08:00 by Greg Kaos (gregkaos) | 6 Comments

Three Sharks players have been invited to the Barbarians squad that will be facing the Wallabies at Twickenham on the 1st November. The team is to be coached by current Auckland Blues coach and All Black hero, Sir John James Patrick Kirwan, in what is sure to be an absolute humdinger of a game. [...]

Rare u21 appearance for Plank

2 Oct 14 14:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

We tend to forget just how young some of our Currie Cup squad are! Sharks under 21 coaches Deon Kayser and Albert van den Berg have been able to include Johan Meyer in their team for this weekend’s game against the Bulls and will use his senior experience to help turn a tough upfront battle. [...]

Same starters as under 19s chase the big one

2 Oct 14 13:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

Sharks under 19 coach James Fleming has kept faith in his starting fifteen for Friday afternoon’s crunch clash against the Blue Bulls, a game that could make or break his charges’ semi-final prospects. [...]

Sharksworld for Android – get the updated goodness!

2 Oct 14 12:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 59 Comments

Fans, I’m ready to release a new version of the Sharksworld app for Android, so if you’d like to get hold of it and let me know how you like it, that would be really helpful. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup Preview – Round 9

2 Oct 14 11:31 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

The Sharks have saved the best for last this Currie Cup – the best opposition, that is. With a few unfortunate slips against smaller teams, the Durbanites have it all to do in the last two weeks against the form sides in the competition. [...]

Loosie reshuffle for Kings

2 Oct 14 09:15 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 5 Comments

Eastern Province head coach, Carlos Spencer has made minimal changes to his team that went down 24 – 53 against the Cell C Sharks in Durban on Saturday. [...]

Reinforcements arrive at just the right time

1 Oct 14 16:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

While the odds are definitely stacked against the Sharks, as they prepare to take on the rampant Golden Lions in Durban on Friday night, I do find it pleasing that a number of injured players are now making their way back into the selection frame, strengthening the squad nicely ahead of the upcoming knock-out phase. [...]

Tank returns for Lions clash

1 Oct 14 13:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

Sharks head coach Brad Macleod-Henderson has made two key changes to his tight five for Friday’s game against the Lions, with the inclusion of Thomas “the Tank” du Toit at loosehead prop a significant one indeed. [...]

Bismarck starts in Johannesburg

1 Oct 14 12:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 48 Comments

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer has restored Bismarck du Plessis to the starting hooker berth in the only confirmed change to his run-on side for Saturday final Rugby Championship test against the All Blacks. [...]

Sharks cannot afford another false start

1 Oct 14 10:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 44 Comments

I work in a pretty high-paced and demanding industry, where coping with change is something you have to do on a daily basis. It’s never fun, it’s incredibly stressful and when you’re trying to do your best to provide good service to your customers, changes happening above your head within the organization can often prove an unnecessary distraction. Of these, a change of boss is definitely the most disruptive. [...]

Crucial points for under 19s

1 Oct 14 09:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

Flyhalf Innocent Radebe stepped up to kick a last minute penalty to give his Sharks under 19 side a crucial 24-12 win over their Kings counterparts in Durban on Saturday morning. [...]

Hapless Border under 21s routed in fine style

30 Sep 14 15:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

Number 8 Louis Hazelhurst scored four of his side’s 16 tries, as the Sharks under 21 team ran out to a rather embarrassing 106-3 victory over their Border counterparts at Kings Park on Saturday. [...]

Lions close to full strength for Sharks trip

30 Sep 14 13:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

Aside from the absence of Warren Whiteley, Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has been able to name a pretty much full strength side for Fridays’ crunch Currie Cup match against the Sharks in Durban. [...]