Few Bok losses for Sharks

1 Aug 16 09:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 65 Comments

With the Currie Cup kicking off on Friday, talk will inevitably be focused on which players from their Super Rugby squads the respective unions will need to replace; The Rugby Championship runs contiguously with the country’s provincial competition and we should expect that all contracted Bok players – as well as non-contracted players selected in Allister Coetzee’s squad – will this be unavailable. [...]


Super Rugby 2016: Semi final preview and predictions

29 Jul 16 10:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 102 Comments

Just two games to go and interest is waning, since there’s no further Sharks participation. Anyway, let’s see… [...]


Off goes Omar

28 Jul 16 18:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 53 Comments

The Sharks have just announced the departure of defence coach Omar Mouneimne, who has been granted an early release from his contract to take up employment with Stade Francais in Paris. [...]



Sharks snap up Junior Bok skipper

27 Jul 16 17:44 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 84 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed the signature of Junior Springbok captain Jeremy Ward from 2017 on. [...]


Rob’s in charge, while Ricardo covers skills

26 Jul 16 16:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 145 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed their Currie Cup coaching line up, with Robert du Preez taking the reins as head coach for the campaign. [...]


So…. the Currie Cup awaits

26 Jul 16 16:29 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

While we wait for the coaching structure to become clearer, we can perhaps while away our time by looking at the players who are likely to be in the mix for the Sharks this Currie Cup season. [...]


No rest for the wicked

26 Jul 16 10:04 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 50 Comments

The dust is barely even half settled after Super Rugby (since it’s still actually carrying on for four of the 18 teams), but the Currie Cup Premier Division is already all but upon us. [...]



One awful game doth not a season make

25 Jul 16 09:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 128 Comments

You guys know that I occasionally can’t resist quoting song lyrics in these posts, right? How about a little Rod Stewart today? It goes “I don’t wanna talk about it – how you broke my heart…” [...]


Super Rugby 2016: Hurricanes v Sharks

23 Jul 16 07:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 490 Comments

It’s the quarter-final in Wellington with all to play for. [...]


Sharks XV try one last time

22 Jul 16 13:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

The Sharks XV face the SWD Eagles in the final match of a rather disappointing Currie Cup qualifying round, at 7pm this evening. [...]


Super Rugby 2016: Quarter-final preview and predictions

21 Jul 16 16:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 44 Comments

Right – the business end. Knock-out city. Let’s see what’s going to go down. [...]


Strong Sharks for quarter-final

21 Jul 16 11:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 35 Comments

Beast Mtawarira reclaims the captain’s armband for the Sharks this weekend, as Gary Gold has named a strong team to face the Hurricanes in Saturday’s Super Rugby quarter-final. [...]


Sad end to a promising career

21 Jul 16 09:51 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 94 Comments

While all the news yesterday – at least in mainstream media – focused on Sharks hooker Monde Hadebe’s 4-year ban for returning a positive test for a banned substance, there’s a rather more tragic angle to the story that I’d like to focus on instead. I feel we are way too quick to engage in righteous anger and armchair condemnation (often selectively) whenever a positive test is returned; perhaps we owe Monde a little more than that, though? [...]


Teichmann starts 2 August

20 Jul 16 13:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 44 Comments

Gary Teichmann will take over as Sharks CEO on 2 August, rather than at the end of October as was originally thought. [...]


Sharks name Teichmann CEO

20 Jul 16 09:09 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 128 Comments

Gary Teichmann is the new Sharks CEO. [...]