Welford Road swansong for Botes

4 Nov 14 10:05 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

The Barbarians take on the Leicester Tigers in an untelevised match tonight, with Sharks veteran Jacques Botes set to play his last game before retirement, starting in the number 8 jersey. [...]

Super Rugby 2015: the broad strokes

3 Nov 14 10:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 70 Comments

Let’s start our Super Rugby preparations early, by having a look at which players are likely to be in the mix for the Sharks when the Southern Hemisphere showcase kicks off in late February 2015. [...]

Rest in peace, Tinus

3 Nov 14 09:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

Springbok and Western Province have lost a great son, with the news that centre Tinus Linee lost his fight against motor neuron disease this morning. [...]

Plenty of movements (but none to Durbs?)

31 Oct 14 11:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 97 Comments

For the first time in living memory, we find ourselves in the middle of “silly season” with nary a sniff of any transfer, whether big or small, in the direction of the Sharks. [...]

Swiel set for Northern exposure

29 Oct 14 11:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 45 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed that Tim Swiel will play for Harlequins in the UK for the next four month, as part of a loan deal agreed with the Twickenham club. [...]

Sharks contract a dozen young guns for 2015

29 Oct 14 10:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 79 Comments

The Sharks have awarded under 19 contracts for next year to 12 promising schoolboys from around the country, three of whom played for SA Schools in 2014. [...]

The Sharksworld Awards: Currie Cup 2014

28 Oct 14 12:33 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

Let’s look back at our Currie Cup campaign and hand out some of our famous (or is that infamous?) Sharksworld Awards. Players, take note, these awards are not redeemable for cash! [...]

Five new Boks for end of year tour

27 Oct 14 11:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 50 Comments

Lions front-rankers Robbie Coetzee and Julian Redelinghuys join team mate Jaco Kriel and the Western Province pair of Seabelo Senatla and Nizaam Carr as first-time selections for the Springboks’ upcoming tour of the Northern Hemisphere. [...]

Sharks family on a healing mission

27 Oct 14 11:09 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 33 Comments

On a Monday when Sharks news is, of course, thin on the ground, I’d like to pick up on a few things that were said at Friday’s press conference and explore them a little further. [...]

Gary Gold’s appointment…. inside the Press Conference

24 Oct 14 16:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

Courtesy of the Sharks – and with their kind permission – we’re giving fans the opportunity to hear exactly what was said at this afternoon’s Kings Park press conference. [...]

In his own words….

24 Oct 14 13:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has held his first press conference at Kings Park. Here’s some of what he had to say, courtesy of the Sharks website. [...]

Gold comes in – and Venter’s back too!

24 Oct 14 08:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 104 Comments

Sharks fans were dealt a double dose of good news earlier this morning, with the union confirming the appointment of two key men to take matters forward on the field. [...]

Sharks to announce new Director of Rugby

23 Oct 14 15:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

The Sharks will announce their new Director of Rugby at a press conference in Durban tomorrow. [...]

Pot luck, or pot of Gold for Smit?

23 Oct 14 10:17 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 81 Comments

While Sharks CEO John Smit has yet to make any announcement, the smart money is very much on Gary Gold having sewn up the top job in Durban and various media are reporting that the former Bath man will be confirmed as Director of Rugby under Smit within days. [...]

National job added to Cheika’s burden

22 Oct 14 10:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 13 Comments

You can’t really accuse the Australian Rugby Union of expanding their coaching base to any great degree, in the wake of this morning’s announcement that Michael Cheika will take on the Wallaby job so hastily vacated by Link McKenzie this week. [...]