Sharks sign Coenie Oosthuizen

26 Jun 15 12:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 64 Comments

The Sharks have just announced the signing of Coenie Oosthuizen from the Cheetahs. [...]

Pat cleared

25 Jun 15 14:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

A positive message on the Sharks Facebook page this morning confirms that Pat Lambie has been given the all-clear to return to playing duty after the neck injury sustained against the Crusaders back at Easter. [...]

Coaching: not a buyer’s market

25 Jun 15 13:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 129 Comments

As press speculation continues to fuel discussion relating to the vacant Sharks’ head coaching position (I believe John Mitchell just turned the job down for a third time, which means it’s time to link Jimmy Stonehoue again) I think we all need to consider the reality of the situation. Let’s take a step back. [...]

Kings friendly canned

24 Jun 15 12:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

According to the EP Kings Twitter account, the friendly match set to take place between that side and the Sharks next month has been called off. [...]

Sharks confirm Mjekevu signing

24 Jun 15 12:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 175 Comments

Wandile Mjekevu has joined the Sharks on a two-year contract and will be available for Currie Cup and Super Rugby, effective July 2015. [...]

The lesser spotted scrumhalf

23 Jun 15 09:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 84 Comments

It’s a momentous day – we have photographic evidence that scrumhalf Michael Claassens has arrived in Durban at last! [...]

Sharks Craven Week side named

22 Jun 15 13:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 173 Comments

The team to represent KwaZulu-Natal at the upcoming under 18 Craven Week has been named. [...]

Bronze ware for Junior Springboks

22 Jun 15 13:14 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 10 Comments

The Junior Springboks will return to South Africa today with some silverware, or rather some bronze ware, after beating France in the 3rd place play-off at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship at Stadio Giovanni Zini in Cremona Italy this past Saturday. [...]

Smal confirms du Toit negotiations

22 Jun 15 10:05 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 168 Comments

“Loyalty” is a strange word these days – at least, that’s the way it would seem. An article on EWN’s website this morning quotes Western Province Director of Rugby Gert Smal and confirms that Sharks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit is in negotiations with the Cape Union, relating to a move to Newlands next season. [...]

Marcell the latest Japanese “casualty”

22 Jun 15 09:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 123 Comments

Marcell Coetzee will represent the Honda Heat side in Japan at the end of this year, with his agents having confirmed a short-term deal between November 2015 and January 2016. [...]

Junior Boks to face France in bronze medal play-off

20 Jun 15 09:43 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 270 Comments

The Junior Springboks will say “arrivederci” after tonight’s final whistle, when they take the field in their final outing at this year’s World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Cremona Italy. [...]

Italian sojourn for Meyer

19 Jun 15 08:51 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 30 Comments

Zebre Rugby in Italy have announced the signature of Sharks loose forward Johan Meyer. [...]

Currie Cup: the broad strokes

18 Jun 15 12:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 69 Comments

It seems premature to be talking Currie Cup, since we don’t even have a confirmed coaching lineup for that competition yet, but already some areas of concern are emerging, as uncertainty about players’ futures in Durban dominate the headlines. I thought it might make sense to do a preliminary analysis of who is likely to be in the mix from a playing perspective, even though we know things could yet change. [...]

Dual Sharks boost for Leopards

18 Jun 15 09:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

Two current Sharks players have headed down to Potchefstroom to add depth to the Leopards squad and aid them in their quest for Currie Cup Premier League qualification. [...]

Montpellier confirms du Plessis signings

18 Jun 15 09:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 27 Comments

It’s taken a while to get there (and who knows how much behind-the-scenes wrangling was required), but Boks Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis were finally revealed as Montpellier players yesterday. [...]