Mix and match Sharks for Polokwane

26 Jan 18 12:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 35 Comments

Robert du Preez has named a 32 man squad for Saturday’s Super Rugby warm-up match against the Bulls in Polokwane. The coach has selected two full starting line ups and will thus change the entire team at half time. [...]


Sharks stick with Botha for 2018

25 Jan 18 16:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 34 Comments

Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has shown faith in Ruan Botha – who did a superb job leading the side in Currie Cup last year – and named the big lock as captain of the 45-man Super Rugby squad announced earlier today. [...]


Stormers to face Eagles in George

20 Jan 18 12:43 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 59 Comments

The DHL Stormers will face the SWD Eagles in a pre-season warm-up match ahead of their 2018 Super Rugby campaign at Outeniqua Park in George later this afternoon. [...]



Van Straaten tackles expanded role

19 Jan 18 11:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

The Sharks have revealed that former Springbok flyhalf Braam van Straaten will be in charge of defence for the Super Rugby side this year, in addition to coaching kicking. [...]


Mid-March return for du Preez

19 Jan 18 10:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 41 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed some injury news ahead of the new Super Rugby season, with Springbok loose forward Jean-Luc du Preez set to miss the early part of the season due to the ankle fracture sustained during October’s Currie Cup Final. [...]


Pat takes another knock

16 Jan 18 11:59 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

In news that is as bad as it is predictable, Pat Lambie seems to have suffered a fresh concussion setback just a few months into his contract with Racing Metro in Paris. [...]


Sharks confirm warm ups

15 Jan 18 13:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

The Sharks are back in full swing training-wise, having reconvened last Sunday after their Christmas break. [...]



Mapimpi puts speculation to bed

10 Jan 18 11:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 73 Comments

I guess it’s a bit of a symptom of the silly season (otherwise known as the boring, no-rugby season) that unsubstantiated rumours tend to become pseudo-fact and continue to waft through the ether long after their sell-by date has come and gone. [...]


Inny’s gamble backfires

8 Jan 18 18:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 34 Comments

In a story that’s busy developing (via non-official sources), it appears Sharks flyhallf Inny Radebe might just have shot himself properly in the foot. [...]


Sharks 2018 – In, out or inbetween

5 Jan 18 13:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 104 Comments

As we wait for the Sharks to return from their Christmas break (they reconvene next week), I thought I’d do a bit of work to put together what the squad for this year’s Super Rugby tournament should look like. [...]


Two Sharks in SA Sevens Academy squad

3 Jan 18 11:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

It hasn’t taken long for Sharks utility back Rhyno Smith to receive an opportunity to strut his stuff on the global Sevens stage, with the 24-year-old included in Marius Schoeman’s SA Sevens Academy squad heading to South America today. [...]


Welcome to 2018

2 Jan 18 10:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 45 Comments

Happy new year, Sharksworld! [...]


Happy Christmas to one and all!

25 Dec 17 10:42 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 12 Comments

A quick message from all of us here to all of you – wishing you a wonderful and joyous Christmas. [...]


Sevens stint for Smith

18 Dec 17 10:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 30 Comments

Rhyno Smith – despite having just penned a Sharks contract extension – will join the SA Sevens Academy in Stellenbosch next month in a bid to gain national colours in the abbreviated version of the sport. [...]


Sharks to play in Hong Kong

18 Dec 17 10:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed a pre-season fixture against Parisian club Racing Metro 92 in Hong Kong in February next year. [...]