Sharks loose forward Marcell Coetzee celebrates his 22nd birthday today. [...]
The Sharks will formally announce all the details at a special press conference on 25 May, but it appears as though they have managed to negotiate a major new stadium sponsorship deal with a top property management company. [...]
Sharks coach John Plumtree has made a number of changes, both enforced and unenforced, to his side as they prepare to take on the Reds on Friday. [...]
Although only one South African team managed a win last weekend, there were a few tough battles and had both the Stormers and the Sharks had a little better luck or had a call or two or the bounce of the gone their way once or twice, both teams might have walked away with a win this weekend. [...]
Round 12 of a very long season is imminent and it seems the effect is starting to be felt, not just by the large amounts of injuries in many teams, but by the way some “top” teams seem to struggle against the traditionally “weaker” teams. [...]
The Sharks have released a full injury report for the first time this season, giving us all a clear picture of their current view of when players are expected to be back in action. The good news for Sharks and Bok fans alike is that hooker Bismarck du Plessis is expected to be fit for selection in time for the Sharks return from their Australian tour. [...]
Tomorrow, in a month’s time, the Springboks play their first International fixture of the year, against Italy at Kings Park. The biggest question surrounding this date is who will lead out the team that day. [...]
It has to be said that while the Sharks have been highly disappointing in New Zealand from the point of view of collecting log points, the team certainly hasn’t failed to entertain. [...]
After watching the games this past weekend I had to abandon my thoughts of writing anything about the matches and set about pondering one of the debates that always get quite heated. [...]
While it’s obviously great news for the Sharks that Willem Alberts has been deemed fit enough to join the tour group, one has to ponder the wisdom of sending over yet another loose forward (they now have six on tour) to take the place of the injured Frans Steyn. [...]
The Sharks, already severely decimated by injury, suffered the further setback of losing the resurgent Francois Steyn to injury during the loss to the Highlanders this past weekend.
According to the Sharks’ twitter feed, Frans Steyn has undergone an operation in New Zealand, while Craig Burden has also had to leave the tour. [...]
We have a rare Bank Holiday in the UK today and as that’s coupled with the even rarer fact that we actually have some sunny weather for a change, I’m taking my family to the beach. [...]
Another performance that vacillated between utterly superb and utter dross, but again the result was the same for the Sharks. With no wins at all in their last four outings, the writing on the wall is now starting to be underlined. The team performance this week warrants around 6 out of 10, so let’s see how the individuals did. [...]
In the tunnel after the match Jamie Joseph was clearly pleased for Brad Thorn in his 100th Super Rugby match – however what was more evident was that he was pretty pleased to put one over his old Wellington coaching mate John Plumtree.
Sharksworld were in the middle of the media pack when both coaches were quizzed after/over the game.
Here was what John Plumtree had to say: [...]