Rugby Championship 2016: Argentina v South Africa

27 Aug 16 20:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 69 Comments

Kick-off in Salta is at 21h40 South African time. [...]


Curwin shines as Sharks outlast Bulls

27 Aug 16 19:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 23 Comments

Curwin Bosch contributed a best-ever haul of 21 points as the Sharks recorded a scrappy and rather fortunate 26-19 Currie Cup win over the Blue Bulls at Kings Park. [...]


Currie Cup 2016: Cell C Sharks v Vodacom Blue Bulls

27 Aug 16 17:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 48 Comments

Today’s big game is at Kings Park, kicking off at 18h10. [...]



Super Rugby – Changes coming

26 Aug 16 11:15 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 107 Comments

Super Rugby is a constantly changing organism, we all know this. But in recent times, the changes have been less than positive and the current format has come under heavy fire. Fear not, it seems we are in for a surprise change. [...]


80 up for Beast

26 Aug 16 09:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Big congratulations to one of Natal rugby’s favourite sons, big Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira. When he runs out onto the pitch in Salta on Saturday, wearing his familiar number 1 jersey for the Springboks, Beast will become the joint most-capped prop ever for the national team. [...]


Currie Cup 2016: Round 4 preview and predictions

25 Aug 16 14:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 112 Comments

Well, it could never last…. and my perfect record really saw its ass in round three, with only two of the four results going the way I predicted. I’m going to predict, though, that I wasn’t the only one to get the Griquas-Lions result wrong! [...]


Sharks close to full strength for Bulls

25 Aug 16 11:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 68 Comments

The timely return of Lwazi Mvovo, Jean-Luc du Preez and Lukhanyo Am means Robert du Preez has bee able to pick a very capable-looking line-up for Saturday’s vital Currie Cup clash against the Bulls at Kings Park. [...]



Single change for Boks

24 Aug 16 13:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 48 Comments

Vincent Koch moves up from the bench to replace the injured Julian Redelinghuys at tighthead in the Springbok team named to face Argentina in Salta on Saturday. [...]


Bulls named for Sharks clash

24 Aug 16 11:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 46 Comments

Loose forward Arno Botha will captain a strong Bulls side in Saturday’s Currie Cup clash against the Sharks in Durban. [...]


Sharks need to be clinical

23 Aug 16 12:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 86 Comments

The first three weeks of the Currie Cup have been very successful ones for the Sharks, but with only minnow opposition faced, they’ve not been properly tested. All that is about to change. [...]


No Tera, Claassens for Bulls game

23 Aug 16 10:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 41 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed, via an injury report, that neither Tera Mtembu nor Michael Claassens will be considered for Saturday’s Currie Cup clash against the Bulls. [...]


Juniors succeed in Potch

22 Aug 16 16:34 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 6 Comments

Both Sharks age-group teams recorded much-needed bonus point wins against their Leopards counterparts in Potchefstroom on Saturday afternoon. [...]


Taute set for Ireland

22 Aug 16 12:50 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 17 Comments

Western Province is set to lose the services of fullback Jaco Taute to Munster. [...]


Advantage: Sharks as Lions stumble

22 Aug 16 10:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

While Friday’s decent win against Boland in Wellington was good news for the Sharks in itself, later results in the competition this weekend played into the Durban side’s hands too. [...]


Adriaanse gets tour nod as Redelinghuys ruled out

22 Aug 16 09:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 62 Comments

Unlucky Julian Redelinghuys is unlikely to add to his test cap tally during this year’s Rugby Championship, with the Lions tighthead having ruled himself out of action for roughly six weeks in injuring his hamstring against los Pumas on Saturday. [...]