Super Rugby 2016: Round 12 preview and predictions

12 May 16 14:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

Here we go again, folks…. let’s see. [...]

Lambie to lead Sharks in Buenos Aires

12 May 16 13:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 108 Comments

Pat Lambie has been named as starting flyhalf and captain of the sharks team that will face los Jaguares in the Argentine capital on Saturday night. [...]

A special performance deserves extra-special reward

11 May 16 09:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 121 Comments

You didn’t think the Sharks were really going to be able to select only four special jersey recipients after Saturday’s fabulous win over the Hurricanes, did you? Of course not… [...]

Curwin, Skisha make u20 squad

10 May 16 11:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

It’s not a great return from a Sharks point of view, but big congratulations go to two of our young backs who have been named in Dawie Theron’s final 28-man squad for next month’s World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Manchester. [...]

Marius follows Sharks to Buenos Aires

10 May 16 09:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 37 Comments

I have good news and bad news, Sharks fans… [...]

Sharks XV add cherry to an already tasty cake

9 May 16 10:12 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 135 Comments

As if the oh-so-sweet victory over the Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon wasn’t enough, there was more joy to come for fans as Khaya Majola led the Sharks XV to a fantastic 24-16 win over hitherto undefeated Western Province in the Currie Cup qualifying series. [...]

“Grounded” Sharks plan for Jaguares challenge

9 May 16 09:34 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 74 Comments

Gary Gold has revealed that he’ll take a squad of 25 players to Argentina for Saturday night’s return match against los Jaguares, with the team set to depart Durban on Wednesday. [...]

Sharks find the balance and put Canes to the sword

7 May 16 16:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 99 Comments

The Sharks nascent attacking game sprang into glorious life at Kings Park this afternoon, the home team scoring four tries to record a memorable 32-15 win over the visiting Hurricanes. [...]

Super Rugby 2016: Sharks v Hurricanes

7 May 16 13:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 76 Comments

Back at Kings Park (just for a bit), the Sharks take on the Hurricanes. [...]

S’bura starts for Sharks XV

6 May 16 10:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

Winger Sibusiso Sithole, who enjoyed limited opportunities on tour with the Sharks Super Rugby side, at last gets a decent run this weekend, albeit in the colours of the Sharks XV. Coach Michael Horak has picked a strong side for his team’s Currie Cup qualifier match against Western Province at Kings Park on Satruday, with Sithole joining another young, powerful winger in Sibusiso Nkosi in the back three. [...]

Sharks press conference available online

6 May 16 09:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

Thanks to our friend Steve Haag and INSIDE SPORT, yesterday’s Sharks team announcement press conference is available for you all to view on Youtube. [...]

Super Rugby 2016: Round 11 preview and predictions

5 May 16 13:40 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

Right – no time to savour past victories (or dwell on past mistakes)…. it’s onwards and upwards as we aim for that elusive Super Rugby prediction grand slam. [...]

Beast is back!

5 May 16 10:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 93 Comments

The Sharks will face the Hurricanes on Saturday with Beast Mtawarira and Franco Marais back in the starting lineup. Gary Gold has retained the balance of the team that came so close against the Chiefs last week, aside from these two changes. [...]

Single change for Canes

5 May 16 09:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 6 Comments

Chris Boyd and John Plumtree have named their Hurricanes side to face the Sharks at Kings Park on Saturday afternoon, keeping faith in the vast majority of the starting side that dismantled the Lions at Ellis Park last weekend. [...]

Learn the Lions lesson

4 May 16 11:05 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 55 Comments

The Sharks have two key data points available to them this week as they prepare to take on the Hurricanes in a game that they simply have to win in order to stay within play-off contention. Paying close attention to both and absorbing the necessary lessons should set them up nicely for that crucial victory. [...]