Stormers team announced

19 May 10 13:50 by Stu Cooper (Worcestershire Sauce) | 86 Comments

The Stormers have announced an unchanged starting 15 for this weeks big game against the Tahs. [...]

Looking ahead

19 May 10 12:06 by Stu Cooper (Worcestershire Sauce) | 84 Comments

As another chapter in Superrugby closes and the next one begins it might be pertinent to ask the question … Is the Super 15 in a South African context going to be the death of the Currie Cup? [...]

Is there really no depth?

19 May 10 08:57 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 28 Comments

The Sharks XV performed way below expectation in losing to the Blue Bulls by 30 points in their Vodacom Cup semi-final a few weeks ago. That result has, in some quarters, been used as a blanket argument against the existence of any quality depth within the Sharks setup.

Last Man Standing – the final challenge

18 May 10 23:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 9 Comments

Thanks in no small part to the Lions’ inability to win a single game this year, no player in our Weber Last Man Standing competition on was able to make it through the round-robin phase with their lifeline intact. [...]

Pretorius linked to Sharks

18 May 10 15:32 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 111 Comments

The words “you have got to be kidding me” were the first to form in my mind when a rumour surfaced last week about Andre Pretorius joining the Sharks for this season’s Currie Cup. I’m afraid that this one has now passed my “two unrelated sources” test and thus must have some grain of truth to it. [...]

Bulls team announced

18 May 10 15:01 by Stu Cooper (Worcestershire Sauce) | 35 Comments

The team that should have showed up at Newlands has been announced for the semi-final at Orlando Stadium against the Crusaders. [...]

Bok coach to reveal Welsh selections

18 May 10 12:18 by Wesley Weber (wpw) | 74 Comments

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers will name his first Test team of the year after the two Super 14 semifinals on Saturday and it is likely to include very few of the Stormers and Bulls players. [...]

Bakkies Banned

18 May 10 12:03 by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD)) | 98 Comments

Bulls lock Bakkies Botha has been handed a 4 week suspension.


It’s time to step aside

18 May 10 09:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 105 Comments

Sharksworld is hearing worrying rumours that Stefan Terblanche is planning on carrying on playing for the Sharks during the Currie Cup. As much respect as I have for the great man, I’m afraid this would be a mistake. It’s time for Stefan to step aside and let a youngster establish himself in the side. [...]

IRB has a moment of lucidity

18 May 10 09:35 by Stu Cooper (Worcestershire Sauce) | 4 Comments

One can never be sure if they listened to the average fan or they looked at the bottom line but the IRB have announced a new 10 year global plan that incorporates traditional tours. [...]

Bakkies cited

17 May 10 10:25 by Wesley Weber (wpw) | 20 Comments

The Bulls’ stand-in captain, veteran Springbok lock Bakkies Botha, has been cited – following his team’s 10-38 loss to the Stormers at Newlands at the weekend. [...]

Happy Birthday Oubaas

17 May 10 09:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 62 Comments

Our very own KSA Shark, affectionately known to all as ‘oubaas’, celebrates his birthday today. [...]

The official Sharksworld 2010 Super 14 awards

17 May 10 08:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 49 Comments

Well, the 2010 Super 14 has come and gone for our beloved Sharks and we decided it was time to hold our very own awards ceremony. Without further ado, here are the official Sharksworld 2010 Super 14 awards… all of which need to be taken with a major pinch of salt, it has to be said! [...]

Season ends much as it began

16 May 10 22:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 21 Comments

The Sharks beat the Western force by 27 points to 22 in Durban on Friday night in a match that was fairly typical of their whole season – plenty of promise, but ultimately, very little to write home about. [...]

Stormers make it a Cape Town shakedown

16 May 10 13:45 by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD)) | 11 Comments

The Stormers beat The Bulls 38-10 yesterday to secure their first home semi-final in Super Rugby since 1999 and their first victory over their bitter rivals in 6 Super tournaments.