Monday morning moan thread

10 Oct 16 10:33 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 195 Comments

I have bad news – I have no silver bullet for the Boks! [...]

Rugby Champs 2016: All Blacks vs Boks

8 Oct 16 13:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 72 Comments

The Springboks face the All Blacks in their last game of the Championship in Durban, with the All Balcks already crowned champions and the Boks fighting it out for second spot. [...]

Faf, Damian return for Boks

6 Oct 16 13:09 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 122 Comments

Allister Coetzee has kept faith in the side that recorded a narrow win over Australia at Loftus over the weekend, making just two injury-enforced changes to his team for Saturday’s test against the All Blacks in Durban. [...]

Thomas signs for 3 more years

5 Oct 16 16:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 80 Comments

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news, the Sharks have acted swiftly to allay any concerns regarding Thomas du Toit’s future. [...]

Former Shark Hargreaves forced out of the game

5 Oct 16 13:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 12 Comments

There’s some sad news from London today, with the confirmation that former Sharks lock forward Alistair Hargreaves – now playing for Saracens – has been forced to retire from professional rugby. [...]

Northern stint for Thomas

4 Oct 16 14:09 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

In a move likely to raise a few eyebrows (if not heckles), it’s been revealed that Sharks prop Thomas du Toit will join Irish provincial side Munster for a 3-month loan spell. [...]

So that was the Currie Cup…

4 Oct 16 10:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 57 Comments

This game can be very cruel indeed sometimes and I’m sure I speak for many here when I say that I’m torn between several emotions right now. Chief among these is probably disbelief, although there’s a healthy dose of optimism, along with the now-familiar and crushing sense of disappointment. [...]

Piet replaces Paige

3 Oct 16 14:07 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 84 Comments

Piet Van Zyl has been caled up to the Springbok squad as injury replacement for Rudy Paige. Paige left the field following a head knock and has suffered a concussion. [...]

Sharks fall short against Lions

3 Oct 16 09:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 108 Comments

The Sharks suffered a heart-breaking 28-16 defeat against the Lions in Johannesburg on Friday evening, one that saw the team crash out of the Currie Cup top 4 and consigned them to a second successive year of no play-off action in the premier domestic competition. [...]

We won, what now?

3 Oct 16 09:29 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 17 Comments

The Springboks beat the Wallabies at Loftus to maintain some sort of fortress status at the Pretoira stadium. Where to from here though? [...]

Rugby Champs 2016: Boks vs Wallabies

1 Oct 16 13:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 101 Comments

The Springboks host the Wallabies at Loftus in their penultimate match of yet another disappointing campaign. [...]

Currie Cup 2016: Xerox Golden Lions v Cell C Sharks

30 Sep 16 15:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 144 Comments

It all comes down to this. [...]

Currie Cup 2016: Round 9 preview and predictions

30 Sep 16 08:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

Well now, after what feels like just a week or two, we’re already at the final round-robin stage of this year’s Currie Cup. As is generally the case in a competition littered with minnows, only one match is of any real significance this week. [...]

New halfbacks, Lambie at fullback for Boks

29 Sep 16 13:10 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 111 Comments

Bok coach Allister Coetzee has named his team to take on the Wallabies at Loftus this Saturday with three changes coming from the team that took on the All Blacks a fortnight ago. [...]

Lewies cleared for Ellis Park

29 Sep 16 10:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 7 Comments

In some good news from the Sharks, Stephan Lewies has passed a fitness test and will take his place among the reserves as the Sharks travel to Johannesburg to take on the Lions this Friday. [...]