Currie Cup 2016: Cell C Sharks v Toyota Free State Cheetahs

10 Sep 16 16:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 191 Comments

The game kicks off at 5pm at kings Park. Go Sharks! [...]

Rugby Champs: Australia vs South Africa

10 Sep 16 09:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 129 Comments

The big test is upon us, are the Wallabies better than the Springboks? [...]

Philip to lead Sharks as Keegan sits out

9 Sep 16 13:28 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 51 Comments

In some late-breaking team news, the Sharks have revealed that captain Keegan Daniel will miss tomorrow’s Currie Cup clash against the Free State Cheetahs due to an abdominal strain. [...]

Toetie, A victim of circumstance or just plain unlucky?

9 Sep 16 10:34 by Henko Pienaar (Mutley) | 25 Comments

Most people will not agree with me, but I think Allister Coetzee is a good coach, he is one dimensional in his approach, but with the right players his approach wins games. Whether he is the right person for the Bok job is still a question, but he has certainly achieved enough to warrant his selection. [...]

Flyhalf change for struggling under 21s

9 Sep 16 10:32 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 30 Comments

With yet more injuries suffered at training this week, the Sharks under 21 side have been bolstered, at least, by the timely return to fitness of Junior Bok utility back Benhard Janse van Rensburg, who will start at flyhalf against the Cheetahs tomorrow. [...]

Currie Cup 2016: Round 6 preview and predictions

8 Sep 16 18:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 74 Comments

Well shit, it turns out the first match of the round is tonight (yes, that’s right, Thursday), so I’d better get this done. [...]

Lewies returns for Sharks

8 Sep 16 11:24 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 77 Comments

Robert du Preez had made a single change to his Sharks starting team after last week’s first loss of the campaign. Stephan Lewies has been passed fit to start alongside Etienne Oosthuizen in the second row as the team prepares to face the Cheetahs at Kings Park. [...]

Double change for Cheika

8 Sep 16 10:30 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 7 Comments

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has strung together a team to face the Springboks this weekend, following two heavy defeats at the hands of the All Blacks. [...]

Changes aplenty for Bok backs

8 Sep 16 08:18 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 72 Comments

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made a few changes from the team that lost to Argentina to face the Wallabies this weekend. [...]

Currie Cup injury curse

7 Sep 16 08:05 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 30 Comments

While the Sharks (and I say this furiously crossing fingers, holding thumbs and touching my wooden desk) seem to be doing all right on the injury front this Currie Cup and are now in the position of welcoming players such as Stephan Lewies, Dan du Preez and maybe even Pat Lambie back after lay-offs, other teams have been less fortunate. This week, in particular, has been particularly bloody when it comes to players being ruled out. [...]

Under 21s in real trouble

6 Sep 16 10:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 13 Comments

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth…”. It’s not often that you’ll catch me quoting Mike Tyson on these pages, but I feel this saying is probably pretty appropriate given the trials and tribulations of Mochael Horak and the Sharks under 21 side this year. [...]

Pat Lambie back on the field

6 Sep 16 09:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 74 Comments

It’s early days yet, but Patrick Lambie’s long-running process of getting back into rugby took a big step forward yesterday, as he was cleared to return to field training with the Sharks squad. [...]

Kings remain under control of the pauper

5 Sep 16 10:46 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 40 Comments

The Kings remain under control of Cheeky Watson, this after a vote of no confidence failed to remove him from his power seat at the Eastern Province Rugby Union. [...]

Du Preez masterminds Sharks’ defeat

5 Sep 16 09:16 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 111 Comments

It was the Robert du Preez on the field, rather than the one in the coaching box, that had the biggest impact on Saturday’s coastal derby at Newlands, with the young Western Province flyhalf delivering a masterful performance to consign his father’s Sharks side to a 34-27 defeat. [...]

Currie Cup 2016: DHL Western Province v Cell C Sharks

3 Sep 16 16:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 133 Comments

Kick off at Newlands is at 17h10. [...]