Tollie the tackler

15 Apr 16 09:14 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 88 Comments

Gary Gold has revealed that over the course of the season, a tally will be kept of the “special jersey recipients” in order to make end of season presentations to the player who has worn each one the most times. Paul Jordaan seems to have taken an unassailable lead in the race for the season pink jersey, having now won the award for best defender three weeks in a row. [...]

Super Rugby 2016: Round 8 Friday morning games

15 Apr 16 09:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 33 Comments

First up, it’s to Christchurch we go for some superb entertainment, we hope. Crusaders v los Jaguares kicks off at 09h35 SA time. [...]

Super Rugby 2016: Round 8 preview and predictions

14 Apr 16 13:42 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 27 Comments

Right – let’s see how this round could pan out. [...]

Three changes for Sharks

14 Apr 16 11:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 71 Comments

Gary Gold has named a strong Sharks outfit to face the Blues in Auckland in their first tour match on Saturday. The side features three changes from the unit that started against the Lions at Kings Park last weekend. [...]

Sharks XV changes for Border

14 Apr 16 08:24 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 70 Comments

Sharks XV coach Michael Horak has made five changes to his starting fifteen for Friday’s second Currie Cup qualifying round clash against Border, in East London. The team went down to Boland in their opener in Durban last week. [...]

Sharks rugby and where it is going?

13 Apr 16 09:43 by (Admin) | 56 Comments

Regular reader Grant Wardell shares his thoughts on the state of Sharks rugby. [...]

Peyper follows Sharks to Auckland

13 Apr 16 09:29 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

South African referee Jaco Peyper will be in charge when the Sharks face the Blues in Auckland on Saturday morning. [...]

Rest in peace, Kurtis Haiu

13 Apr 16 09:14 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

It’s with great sadness that we learn this morning of the passing of a great Blues warrior. Lock Kurtis Haiu, who represented the Auckland franchise for six seasons from 2006-2011, passed away earlier today at just 31 years of age. [...]

Super Rugby 2016: Round 7 Stats

12 Apr 16 12:00 by Seth Aderson (Nostraseth) | 24 Comments

Let’s look at the stats after 7 rounds of Super Rugby. Not a pretty round for the Sharks at all.


New Springbok management named

12 Apr 16 11:14 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 104 Comments

A big round of congratulations to new springbok coach Allister Coetzee, whose appointment was confirmed a few minutes ago. [...]

Mike cited for “toe touch”

12 Apr 16 10:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

Michael Claassens has been issued a “Citing Commissioner Warning” for kicking Warren Whiteley on Saturday. [...]

More rugby, more mistakes

12 Apr 16 10:05 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

Having consulted a wide variety of people over the last few days (as I typically do after a Sharks match), I’ll admit to being a very frustrated and also rather confused fan. [...]

Sharks XV go down to Boland

11 Apr 16 13:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 53 Comments

Well, it wasn’t a good weekend for Sharks rugby, that’s for sure. [...]

Marcell’s last Sharks appearance?

11 Apr 16 09:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 37 Comments

Information this morning, courtesy of a radio interview with East Coast, confirms the rumours that started to circulate yesterday. Marcell Coetzee faces nine months on the sidelines. [...]

Sharks tour squad named – updated

9 Apr 16 23:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 92 Comments

The Sharks have opted to include 16 forwards and eleven backs in their Super Rugby tour squad, which will play three games in New Zealand, starting with the Blues next weekend. [...]