New heroes rise, old legends fall

22 Oct 14 09:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 73 Comments

The 2014 Currie Cup campaign for the Sharks was, to me, as noteworthy for the unfortunate waning of a few previously rather bright stars, than it was for the emergence of new ones. [...]

Coach Brad’s post mortem

21 Oct 14 13:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 35 Comments

We caught up with Sharks Currie Cup coach Brad Macleod-Henderson earlier today to do a bit of a wash up after the team’s season came to an end on Saturday. [...]

Venter to the rescue?

21 Oct 14 08:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 54 Comments

Rumours are gaining momentum that former Sharks Director of Rugby Brendan Venter may have been convinced to spend a bit more of his valuable (but limited) time with the team. [...]

Mixed feelings as season comes to an end

20 Oct 14 12:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

Well, that’s it as far as Sharks rugby is concerned for the year. [...]

Reinach, Adriaanse and Mvovo among 8 Bok newcomers

20 Oct 14 09:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 40 Comments

SARU have named 8 additional players who will join the Springbok training squad in Stellenbosh this week, following the end of their respective Currie Cup campaigns. [...]

Lions score 50 as Sharks falter in Johannesburg

18 Oct 14 16:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 98 Comments

The Golden Lions have booked their place in the Currie Cup final, eclipsing the Sharks with an overwhelming 50-20 victory in Johannesburg. [...]

Currie Cup Semi-Final: Golden Lions v Sharks

18 Oct 14 12:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 164 Comments

Here we go, boys and girls…. it’s match day! [...]

Go Sharks!

17 Oct 14 12:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 30 Comments

I’m turning off “analyst mode” now and going full-scale fan! I urge all of the black and white faithful to do the same. [...]

Under 19s named for Loftus battle

16 Oct 14 16:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Sharks under 19 coach James Fleming has made a few changes to the side that lost narrowly to Western Province at the weekend for tomorrow’ afternoon’s semi-final against the Blue Bulls at Loftus. [...]

ABSA Currie Cup Preview and Prediction – Semi-final

16 Oct 14 14:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 77 Comments

The Sharks head up to Ellis Park to take on the Lions in the first Currie Cup semi-final on Saturday, in a repeat of a fixture that we previewed just a fortnight ago. [...]

Unchanged Lions

16 Oct 14 11:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

Johan Ackermann has kept his starting team unchanged for Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Sharks in Johannesburg. [...]

Cooper returns for semi-final

16 Oct 14 11:14 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 31 Comments

The Sharks coaches have stuck to their guns ahead of Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Lions, making just one change to the team that beat Western Province in the final round of league action. [...]

Easy on the fodder, Sharks

16 Oct 14 09:51 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

I guess the problem with the sort of organised “media scrums” that teams do these days is that pretty much every journo and every paper gets to interview the same players – and generally ends up writing the same story. [...]

A good return

15 Oct 14 11:01 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 17 Comments

Back in January, we lifted the lid on the 14 new recruits to join the Sharks as contracted junior players this year. Let’s have a bit of a look at how well that investment has panned out. [...]

The man in the middle

15 Oct 14 10:34 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 40 Comments

Referees are, of course, custodians of the law between the four white lines, with rugby pundits across the globe always quick to point out that, somewhat uniquely, rugby has “laws” rather than “rules”. For the man tasked with blowing Saturday’s Currie Sup semi-final between the Lions and the Sharks, understanding the intricacies of applying technical legal interpretations is really nothing new. [...]