Sharks hold on for vital win

8 Apr 17 17:17 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 106 Comments

The Sharks have recorded a nail-biting 18-13 victory over los Jaguares at Kings Park in a game where attractive, low-error rugby was definitely not the winner. [...]

Super Rugby 2017: Sharks v Jaguares

8 Apr 17 13:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 197 Comments

We’re back in Durban and the Sharks will be hoping to put on a great show for their fans today. [...]

Late Sharks changes

7 Apr 17 17:38 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 23 Comments

Inny Radebe will earn his first Super Rugby start tomorrow when he wears the number 10 jersey for the Sharks against the Jaguares at Kings Park. [...]

Super pack for Sharks XV

7 Apr 17 09:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

Odwa Ndungane captains a very experienced Sharks XV outfit in a friendly against the Pumas this afternoon. [...]

Super Rugby 2017: Round 7 predictions

7 Apr 17 08:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 66 Comments

Firstly, allow me to apologise for the lateness of this thread – but rest assured that you still have time to get your picks in (and take advantage of my superbly accurate predictions) ahead of this round’s first match. I’m always thinking of you guys, see… [...]

Two changes for Sharks

6 Apr 17 12:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 57 Comments

Rob du Preez has made just two rotational changes to his starting pack for Saturday’s clash against the Jaguares at Kings Park, welcoming back Beast Mtawarira in one of them. [...]

Multi-national panel for Sharks against Jaguares

5 Apr 17 09:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 20 Comments

After the nightmare performance last week of what I’ll name the “platteland quartet” up in Johannesburg, the Sharks will, I’m sure, be pleased that this weekend’s home fixture against the Jaguares will be handled by a cosmopolitan and distinctly neutral refereeing panel. [...]

Is there cause for optimism for Sharks?

5 Apr 17 09:18 by Warren Smith (war1) | 45 Comments

I went through a few emotions in the wake of the loss to the Lions this weekend. The first was anger at the inconsistent refereeing. Second was despair at another missed opportunity to win at Ellis Park. The game was a huge missed opportunity. Eventually I allowed that most dangerous of emotions, hope, to creep in. [...]

The unsung hero?

4 Apr 17 10:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 71 Comments

You guys know that I like a good fairy tale and while so many of the plaudits after this weekend’s game are heading in the direction of perennial man-of-the-match Curwin Bosch, I’d like to write about something a little different this morning. [...]

Lions lose Ackermann

3 Apr 17 11:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 45 Comments

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has just announced at a press conference that he will leave his post at the end of the current Super Rugby season. [...]

Ridiculous inconsistencies leave Sharks fans fuming

3 Apr 17 09:32 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 87 Comments

The dust has settled somewhat after Saturday’s pulsating Super Rugby derby at Ellis Park and while we, as Sharks fans, remain incredibly proud of the performance put in by our team, I’m not quite ready to put this one to bed, given some of the officiating travesties that had a significant impact on the outcome of the game. [...]

Heartbreak as Lions sneak victory

1 Apr 17 19:24 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 173 Comments

The Sharks were left to rue some first-half indiscipline as they ultimately succumbed to a late Lions try to lose at Ellis Park by 29 points to 34. [...]

Super Rugby 2017: Lions v Sharks

1 Apr 17 16:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 160 Comments

Ellis Park. This is war. Go Sharks! [...]

Sharks XV take on Griquas

31 Mar 17 14:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

Sharks coach Rob du Preez has publicly bemoaned a lack of game time opportunities for his fringe squad members, citing the demise of the Vodacom Cup and late start of its replacement as a major challenge as he seeks to keep his player pool sharp and fit. The Sharks XV are thus playing a number of friendlies before the SuperSport Challenge kicks off, with one such match to take place this afternoon against Griquas. [...]

Ben is the Baby Bok 10

31 Mar 17 09:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

The Sharks are well represented in the back line as SA under 20 coach Chean Roux names his first match 23, to face the Griffons in a warm up game this afternoon. Benhard Janse van Rensburg, fresh from making his Sharks Super Rugby debut against the Kings a fortnight ago, starts at flyhalf, with provincial team mates close at hand. [...]