Du Preez move a done deal

30 Oct 17 10:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 68 Comments

Rob du Preez senior has confirmed a piece of news that has by now been so widely hinted-at that there is nothing left in the bag but a vague lingering smell of cat pee. Rob Junior – flyhalf architect of Western Province’s Currie Cup Final triumph – will return to Durban and play for the Sharks next season. [...]


Trio of uncapped Sharks in Bok squad

30 Oct 17 09:29 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 17 Comments

The Springbok squad to tour Europe in a few weeks’ time has been announced. The team will be led by Eben Etzebeth in the absense of Warren Whiteley. Uncapped Sharks trio Lukhanyo Am, Dan du Preez and Louis Schreuder will once again tag along to potentially earn a first cap. The other uncapped player is Warrick Gelant, who has had an immense season for the Bulls. [...]


Second-half blitz nets WP the Currie Cup

28 Oct 17 17:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 49 Comments

After taking a handy 21-10 lead midway through the first half, the Sharks ultimately succumbed to a superior WP display to lose Saturday’s Currie Cup final 21-33 in Durban. John Dobson’s team scored 18 unanswered points in the second half to completely eclipse their hosts. [...]



2017 Currie Cup Final: The Sharks v Western Province

28 Oct 17 14:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 153 Comments

It’s game day. Come on Sharks – we know you can do this for us. [...]


The stage is set for a cracker

27 Oct 17 11:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 40 Comments

The funny thing about finals is that they are pretty much ALWAYS 50-50 games. It’s a rather unpalatable truth, particularly if your team is the one with the home ground advantage and the favourites tag, but the additional pressure on players, coaches and match officials alike tends to really upset the odds every time a game of this magnitude is played. [...]


One change for Sharks

26 Oct 17 11:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 60 Comments

Odwa Ndungane starts for the Sharks at left wing in the only change Robert du Preez has made to the Sharks run-on side for Saturday’s Currie Cup Final. [...]


Congrats to our Final ticket winners (Updated)

25 Oct 17 18:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 32 Comments

I’d like to congratulate the following people for each winning a pair of tickets to the Currie Cup Final. [...]



Currie Cup Final tickets #FillTheTank

23 Oct 17 11:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 123 Comments

Thanks to my awesome, amazing and just generally fantastic buddy Novashni at the Sharks, I have no fewer than five pairs of tickets for Saturday’s Currie Cup Final to give away to deserving Sharks supporters. [...]


The Sharks will host the Currie Cup Final!

23 Oct 17 10:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 38 Comments

Scarcely believable, isn’t it, after the doom and gloom of the last few years (and missing out altogether on Currie Cup semi-finals in 2015 and 2016)… but the 2017 Currie Cup final will take place at Kings Park this Saturday, kicking off at 16:00. [...]


Sharks hang on against impressive Bulls

21 Oct 17 16:17 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 45 Comments

The Currie Cup Final will take place in Durban next weekend after the Sharks recorded a 37-27 win over the Blue Bulls in today’s semi-final. [...]


Currie Cup 2017 Semi-final: Sharks v Blue Bulls

21 Oct 17 11:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 115 Comments

A cracker awaits us in Durban today, with the table-topping Sharks hosting the fourth-placed, but red hot, Blue Bulls. [...]


JL, Kobus start against Bulls

19 Oct 17 14:10 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 50 Comments

Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his team for the semi final clash against the Blue Bulls this weekend, opting to make a few changes from the dead rubber against Western Province last weekend. [...]


Vote for your Player of the Year

17 Oct 17 12:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 57 Comments

The Sharks are asking fans to select a Fans’ Player of the Year through their website. [...]


Province hand Sharks food for thought ahead of semi-final

15 Oct 17 11:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 27 Comments

The Sharks appeared to have matter under control, with a handy 13-3 lead against Western Province by half time in Saturday’s final Currie Cup pool match in Durban. Some lacklustre play in the second period allowed their desperate visitors in for four tries, however, and they surrendered their proud undefeated home record in going down 20-31. [...]


Currie Cup 2017: Sharks v Western Province #Odwa249

14 Oct 17 13:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 94 Comments

The Sharks take on Western Province in a Currie Cup game that only has any real meaning for the visitors, in terms of log points. [...]