Cronje out, Hougie starts

15 Sep 17 08:42 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 18 Comments

Ross Cronje has been ruled out of the New Zealand test tomorrow and will be replaced in the starting line up by Francois Hougaard. [...]

Big ask for under 21s

14 Sep 17 15:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

It’s now the third week of their campaign and the easy ride for the Sharks under 21 side comes to an end. Having banked decent bonus-point wins against the Kings and Leopard in their first two games, this week it’s the mighty (and table-topping) Bulls that lie in wait for Paul Anthony’s side. [...]

Starts for Jean-Luc and Dreyer

14 Sep 17 08:07 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 33 Comments

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made three changes to his starting team to face New Zealand this weekend with Jean-Luc du Preez earning a start in place of the injured Jaco Kriel. Ruan Dreyer comes in for the injured Coenie Oosthuizen in the front row. [...]

Injuries force Sharks reshuffle

13 Sep 17 10:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 25 Comments

Friday night’s come-from-behind victory for the Sharks in Nelspruit has not come without cost and Rob du Preez has been forced into changes ahead of this week’s tough clash, away to Griquas on Friday evening. [...]

Kriel coming home

12 Sep 17 12:12 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 13 Comments

The Springboks will face New Zealand without the services of Jaco Kriel as the flanker is on his way home. [...]

Cheers Pat (updated and official)

11 Sep 17 11:38 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 57 Comments

This has yet to be confirmed by either body, but there is strong speculation this morning that the Sharks and SA Rugby will make an announcement later regarding Pat Lambie. [...]

Unlucky break for Coenie

11 Sep 17 08:46 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

Sharks prop Coenie Oosthuizen broke his arm during the second half of Saturday’s Rugby Championship test match against Australia in Perth. [...]

Rugby Champs 2017: Australia vs South Africa

9 Sep 17 10:10 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 43 Comments

Round three of the 2017 Rugby Championship and the Springboks are in Perth to face Australia. [...]

Sharks dig deep for seventh win

8 Sep 17 19:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 38 Comments

Rhyno Smith scored a crucial try five minutes form time to steer the Sharks to a gritty 27-25 win over the Pumas in Nelspruit this evening. [...]

Currie Cup 2017: Pumas v Sharks

8 Sep 17 15:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 197 Comments

It’s a funny quirk of the so-called “strength v strength” Currie Cup format that the toughest games are often away fixtures against smaller provinces. [...]

Cronje back, du Toit starts in Perth

7 Sep 17 11:48 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 21 Comments

Ross Cronje returns to the starting line up while Pieter-Steph du Toit gets his first start of the campaign. [...]

Benhard to spearhead under 21 challenge

7 Sep 17 10:24 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

Paul Anthony’s Sharks under 21 team will look to build on their good start last week when they face the Leopards at Kings Park on Saturday. [...]

Curwin starts for Sharks in Nelspruit

6 Sep 17 10:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 61 Comments

Rob du Preez has made minimal changes to the Sharks team ahead of their away clash with the Pumas at Mbombela Stadium on Friday. [...]

Northern over-exposure?

4 Sep 17 17:39 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 65 Comments

I’m going to come across like the Grinch who stole SA Rugby’s Northern Hemisphere dream here, but bear with me, please. While I feel that “going north” is a noble objective and one that is, probably, in South African rugby’s best interests, the way it has been done is far more likely to backfire than it is to provide a blueprint for success. [...]

Wins for Sharks age-group teams

4 Sep 17 13:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 13 Comments

The Sharks under 21 team got their 2017 campaign off to a great start this weekend, beating their EP Kings counterparts 54-7 in Despatch on Saturday afternoon. [...]