Duane Vermeulen won a well-deserved SARU Player Of The Year accolade over the past weekend, and I’m sure he’s feeling pretty chuffed after putting in some massive performances for the Boks. He’s been immense this year and is challenging Reid for the mantle of best no8 on the planet. [...]
Gary Gold has named a 40-man strong Super Rugby squad that doesn’t (yet) feature a number of key players still to return from injury. [...]
Man, sometimes the timing of these trips just isn’t ideal, but what can you do? [...]
I’ve had the benefit of a second, more detailed, viewing of the Sharks’ match against Toulon and wanted to highlight a few things that stood out for me. [...]
Oh man, what amazing news we have this morning. Hot on the heels of my piece regarding loose forward depth we have the somewhat unexpected, but amazingly welcome, confirmation that Jean Deysel is back with the Sharks for Super Rugby. [...]
The Sharks are expected to confirm their injury situation after last week’s French trip today, but with Tera Mtembu having cried off just ahead of the Toulon game and Etienne Oosthuizen picking up an injury during it, the chances are pretty good that the loose forward cupboard might be a little bare heading into the opening rounds of Super Rugby. [...]
Dear Sharksworld Fantasy Leaguers
With the Super Rugby season just a week away I am doing some fantasy-rugby-due-diligence. Like Rob I too have been challenged to enter a fantasy rugby competition here in New Zealand – after a quick look at it (and I mean very quick) I was registered and in – but I’m looking for some help. [...]
A plucky Sharks team, clearly still very much in the throes of pre season rust, tackled and harried their way to an unlikely, yet ultimately rather satisfying, 12-10 win over European champions RC Toulon at the Stade Felix Mayol last night. [...]
Time for the big match at the Stade Felix Mayol. Kick off is at 9pm French time, or 10pm in South Africa. [...]
It’s almost time for kick-off Sharks fans! I don’t know about you, but I am extremely excited for this match. It’s only a week until we kick-off our Super Rugby season against the Cheetahs at Growth point Kings Park and it looks like this pre-season match will be exactly what we need to see where we stand.
Toulon have named their side to face the Cell C Sharks in tonight’s friendly at the Stade Felix-Mayol in Toulon. [...]
The Cell C Sharks have named their team to face RC Toulon in tomorrow’s North versus South friendly at the Stade Felix-Mayol in Toulon.
The excitement is palpable, fans – it’s Toulon time! [...]
Courtesy of the Sharks and their website editor, Michael Marnewick, here’s what Sharks prop Matt Stevens had to say ahead of Thursday’s match against Toulon. [...]
The DHL Stormers have confirmed that head coach Allister Coetzee will be leaving the union at the end of the Super Rugby season to take up the post at Kobelco Steelers that has been vacated by Gary Gold [...]