Cooper, Swiel in doubt for Lions

30 Sep 14 10:46 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 4 Comments

The Sharks have two injury concerns ahead of Friday night’s crunch Currie Cup game against the Lions at Kings Park. [...]

Sharks environment not “harmonious” under White

30 Sep 14 10:34 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 55 Comments

The Mercury‘s intrepid newshound Mike Greenaway has lifted the lid on Jake White’s sudden departure from the Sharks, bringing into the open a number of topics that had previously only been whispered in secret. [...]

Two fewer Boks for Friday night showdown?

30 Sep 14 10:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 7 Comments

While many had reason for dismay during the first hour or so of the Springbok test against the Australians at Newlands on Saturday afternoon, for a pair of opposing Currie Cup coaches, there were some rather direct consequences to the clash. [...]

A little hasty, perhaps?

29 Sep 14 16:40 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

The challenge in doing player reviews – well-meaning though they may be – is that it’s not always possible to see everything in one viewing of a game, or to get every assessment spot on. [...]

So many questions

29 Sep 14 14:32 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 69 Comments

Has the dust settled yet? Hell no, definitely not, but the news of Jake White’s immediate departure as Sharks Director of Rugby is now at least a few hours old and has had a chance to sink in just a little. [...]

Jake White walks out on Sharks

29 Sep 14 12:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 197 Comments

The Sharks have just announced that Director of Rugby Jake White is stepping down from his post. [...]

Honouring a legend #JB270

29 Sep 14 10:29 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

Friday night will be a special night at the Shark Tank and we urge all fans to get down to Growthpoint Kings Park, if they can, to see a true legend take the hallowed turf in black and white – possibly for the last time. [...]

Sharks player ratings v EP Kings

29 Sep 14 09:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

The Sharks picked up five invaluable logs points in Durban on Saturday afternoon in a 53-24 win over the Kings. Let’s take a closer look at the performances. [...]

Great win for Sharks in Durban

27 Sep 14 16:17 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

The Sharks scored a bonus point in their 53-24 annihilation of the EP Kings in Durban today. [...]

The Rugby Championship: South Africa v Australia

27 Sep 14 16:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 56 Comments

The Boks desperately want a win on home soil. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup: Sharks (53) v EP Kings (24) F/T

27 Sep 14 13:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

We have an early kick-off today, to accommodate the test at Newlands later. [...]

Backline changes for under 19s

26 Sep 14 13:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 2 Comments

The Sharks under 19 side go into tomorrow’s game against the EP Kings needing as many log points as possible, knowing that their visitors (as well as the team that beat them last week, the Lions) are both pushing hard to knock them out of semi-final contention. [...]

Ungerer blow (again)

26 Sep 14 12:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

The Sharks under 21 side’s unexpected (but most welcome) victory in Johannesburg last week came at a significant cost, with scrumhalf and captain Stefan Ungerer ruled out for another few weeks due to a concussion sustained in that game. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup Preview – Round 8

26 Sep 14 10:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

Last weekend’s much-needed away win in Pretoria gave the Sharks a welcome boost n terms of log position; they started the round clinging desperately to fourth, yet ended it third thanks also to a no-point performance in Johannesburg from the Pumas. This weekend, against the Kings, an opportunity to consolidate that position presents itself, but the Sharks will need to be well on their guard in this potential banana peel of a fixture. [...]

Keeping it steady

25 Sep 14 13:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

There’s really not all that much to debate from a selection point of view this week, since the Sharks opted to make hardly any changes for the match against the Kings. [...]