Join the Quest for Glory

10 Nov 10 13:40 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 51 Comments

“Embracing sporting success, living vicariously through the actions and conquests of our heroes and learning from their achievements is an integral part of the South African sporting psyche,” says Michael Marnewick, best known to Sharksworld readers as the web master of the popular Sharksrugby website. Marnewick’s first book, Quest For Glory: Successes in South African Sport, has just hit the shelves. [...]


10 Nov 10 10:29 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 59 Comments

Regular visitors to Sharksworld will have noticed some quite awful technical glitches over the last two days that caused the site to slow down to a crawl [...]

Springbok stats tell a story

10 Nov 10 09:40 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 20 Comments

I have finally managed to found some statistics from the Springboks v Ireland match over the weekend, this after our regular site has decided not to cover the end of year tours. Thanx to for their stats. [...]

Fact File: South Africa v Wales

10 Nov 10 08:09 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 43 Comments

Saturday’s Test match will be the 25th between Wales and South Africa. The Springboks were unbeaten in 12 consecutive tests in this fixture between 1906 and 1998 with 11 wins and one draw (in 1970). The Springbok’s only loss against Wales came in 1999 when Gary Teichmann’s team lost 29-19 in the first Test match at the new Millennium Stadium. South Africa have won 11 consecutive Tests against Wales since 1999. [...]

Springbok Sevens training squad

10 Nov 10 07:58 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 14 Comments

Powerful winger Lionel Mapoe has been included in the Springbok Sevens training squad who get together this morning in Cape Town in preparation for the first two 2010/11 HSBC Sevens World Series tournaments in Dubai and George. [...]

New Zealand Super Squad’s named for 2011

10 Nov 10 02:48 by Gwyn Pratley (Hertford Highlander) | 20 Comments

New Zealand’s Super 15 sides were today announced in Auckland for the revamped 2011 competition. [...]

One change to Bok team

9 Nov 10 14:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 58 Comments

Frans Steyn has been named at outside centre in the only change to the Springbok run-on fifteen to face Wales on Saturday. [...]

Sharks Juniors staying in the Tank

9 Nov 10 10:33 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 72 Comments

We’re please to report that we’ve had confirmation about a number of promising Under 21 players that will continue their careers with the Sharks next year. [...]

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. [...]