First start for Reinach

12 Nov 14 13:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 49 Comments

Cobus Reinach will start a test for the first time as Bok coach Heyneke Mayer has made five changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s clash against England. [...]

Bothma signing adds huge value to Sharks

12 Nov 14 12:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 44 Comments

In adding another ball-carrying loose forward in Renaldo Bothma, the Sharks appear to have solved the vast majority of their forward concerns ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby season. [...]

Sharks secure Bothma for Super Rugby

11 Nov 14 12:07 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 52 Comments

Pumas loose forward Renaldo Bothma returns to Durban, where it all started for him as a 19-year-old, to play Super Rugby for the Sharks in 2015 and 2016. [...]

MicroMega extend Sharks sponsorship

11 Nov 14 09:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed that their occupational health and safety sponsor, MICROMega, have added a further two years to the sponsorship package that was agreed at the start of 2014. [...]

Scarra joins Bok tour

10 Nov 14 08:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

Western Province hooker Scarra Ntubeni has been summoned to join the Springbok tour group in London, following the decision to send Lions counterpart Robbie Coetzee back to South Africa. [...]

Ireland (29) v South Africa (15) F/T

8 Nov 14 18:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 80 Comments

The first test of the autumn tour kicks off at Aviva Stadium at 17h30 local time. [...]

10 more days to go….

7 Nov 14 10:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 30 Comments

Hard to believe, isn’t it, that in just 10 days’ time, the Sharks will reconvene start with pre-season work ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby season. [...]

Springboks at Lansdowne Road

6 Nov 14 10:25 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 46 Comments

It’s that time of the year when South meets North, as the Northern Hemisphere welcomes their Southern Hemisphere rivals for their Autumn Internationals. [...]

Boks keep it steady

5 Nov 14 13:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 29 Comments

Heyneke Meyer has named a largely unchanged Bok match 23 for Saturdays test against Ireland in Dublin, with only a single change on the bench. [...]

Three lessons from 2014

5 Nov 14 11:14 by Benedict Chanakira (bchanakira2) | 5 Comments

World Cup Contenders

-New Zealand, the defending champions have been formidable! They have lost just two tests (vs England and South Africa) since that glorious 2011 night in New Zealand. They are the benchmark and will definitely be the team to beat. I find comfort in the fact that no nation has ever defended their World Cup crown. Will they be the first to? Its not too crazy to contemplate that as Steve Hansen has managed to get the men in black to take it up a notch. They even felt the need to bend the rules (wasn’t necessary after all) for the talented SBW. The depth in the side and the x-factor leaves much to be desired. Albeit, they may still capitulate and choke… [...]

A winning send-off

5 Nov 14 11:01 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

Jacques Botes scored a try and conversion for the Barbarians in his final game of rugby last night, the invitational side beating the Leicester Tigers 59-26. [...]

Welford Road swansong for Botes

4 Nov 14 10:05 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 15 Comments

The Barbarians take on the Leicester Tigers in an untelevised match tonight, with Sharks veteran Jacques Botes set to play his last game before retirement, starting in the number 8 jersey. [...]

Super Rugby 2015: the broad strokes

3 Nov 14 10:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 70 Comments

Let’s start our Super Rugby preparations early, by having a look at which players are likely to be in the mix for the Sharks when the Southern Hemisphere showcase kicks off in late February 2015. [...]

Rest in peace, Tinus

3 Nov 14 09:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

Springbok and Western Province have lost a great son, with the news that centre Tinus Linee lost his fight against motor neuron disease this morning. [...]

Plenty of movements (but none to Durbs?)

31 Oct 14 11:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 97 Comments

For the first time in living memory, we find ourselves in the middle of “silly season” with nary a sniff of any transfer, whether big or small, in the direction of the Sharks. [...]