A short note from Andries Strauss

9 Nov 10 10:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

A big thank you to all the fans who sent messages of support to Sharks centre Andries Strauss. Dries is leaving the Sharks to continue his career with the Cheetahs next year and his huge committment over the years, particularly in the recent Currie Cup Final, will live on in the fans’ memories for many years to come. [...]

England milking Moody injury

8 Nov 10 21:43 by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©) | 24 Comments

Uncapped Northampton flanker Tom Wood has been called into the England squad as injury cover for captain Lewis Moody. [...]

Poor Tri-Nations good motivation for the Boks

8 Nov 10 21:38 by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©) | 30 Comments

South Africa number eight Pierre Spies says the desire to atone for a poor Tri Nations campaign is a major motivation for the Springboks as they prepare for the second leg of their Grand Slam tour against Wales on Saturday. [...]

de Villiers training

8 Nov 10 20:54 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 22 Comments

Jean de Villiers should be fit enough to train with his Springboks team-mates on Tuesday said team doctor Craig Roberts after De Villiers missed Monday’s session because of a groin injury. [...]

Tribute to the Champions

8 Nov 10 14:30 by Warren Smith (war1) | 25 Comments

With the Currie cup final victory having had a week to sink in, Sharks fans have a lot of players to thank for their outstanding commitment, team spirit and great rugby that the Sharks squad provided us with. [...]

Pakistan v South Africa: 5th ODI

8 Nov 10 11:30 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 76 Comments

The Proteas take on Pakistan in the last of the One Day Internationals in Dubai, hoping to win the series. Pakistan managed to sneak a win in the fourth ODI to level the series up. Follow live updates and team news here. [...]

Springboks v Ireland: Player Ratings

8 Nov 10 11:28 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 59 Comments

After an impressive win over the Irish on Saturday, we can look back with smiles on our faces and rate each of the players on the park. These ratings are only an opinion, so feel free to have your say. [...]

What’s good for the goose…

8 Nov 10 10:46 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 19 Comments

Am I the only one detecting a wee bit of media (and fan) hypocrisy when it comes to the (latest) reported Lions “player shopping spree”? It seems that every time the Jobrug unions receives a cash injection, the assorted rugby public and media gets worked up into a frenzy about who the Lions should buy. [...]

Mealamu doing a Bakkies

8 Nov 10 09:05 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 30 Comments

New Zealand suffered a double blow on Sunday, with hooker Kevin Mealamu cited for head-butting and prop Ben Franks ruled out of the remained of their tour to the United Kingdom and Ireland. [...]

Springbok Medical Update

7 Nov 10 12:49 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 49 Comments

Springbok doctor Craig Roberts reported only “bumps and bruises” as the team departed for Cardiff from Dublin on Sunday morning. He said there were no major concerns although another 24 hours would provide more certainty. [...]

Take that!

6 Nov 10 21:46 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 234 Comments

The Springboks beat the Irish 23 -21 in a match that went down to the last few minutes after the Irish came back to score two late tries to put some pressure on the Boks. The scoreline was a bit flattering towards the Irish, as the Boks really dominated them for 60 minutes of the match. [...]

EOYT: Ireland (21) v The Springboks (23) F/T

6 Nov 10 15:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 272 Comments

South Africa go into this match having already lost, so why bother?

I for one still support my country, and think that we can win this match, and I cannot wait for this team to prove all their doubters wrong. The Springboks almost never go into a game against a northern hemisphere team as the underdogs, and this team will be as pumped as a team of Sharks playing in the Currie Cup Final. [...]

EOYT: England (16) v New Zealand (26) F/T

6 Nov 10 14:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 72 Comments

Arrogance may have cost the All Blacks last week against the Wallabies, when they subbed Dan Carter with 20 minutes to go. Stephen Donald’s mistakes handed the Wallabies an opportunity for the comeback, one they didn’t miss. [...]

EOYT: Wales (16) v Australia (25) F/T

6 Nov 10 13:30 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 23 Comments

The Wallabies head to the Millennium stadium in Wales brimming with confidence after their dramatic triumph over the All Blacks in Hong Kong last weekend, while the hosts are looking to experiment with their line-up. [...]

Desperate Lions talking big

6 Nov 10 11:58 by Warren Smith (war1) | 51 Comments

It appears the Lions new shareholders, buoyed by the signing of Lionel Mapoe, have declared that money will not be an issue when acquiring new players for the now suddenly cash flush Johannesburg union. [...]