The Boks will be looking to keep their unbeaten record in Europe when they face France at Stade de France on Saturday evening. The Springboks have had an easy EOY tour to date, after beating Wales in their 1st test 24 – 15 and Scotland 28 – 0 last weekend. [...]
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Sharks captain Keegan Daniel will earn his 100th Currie Cup cap this evening as the Sharks take on the Blue Bulls at Loftus.
The Sharks have confirmed that captain Jacques Botes will be rested for this weekend’s game against the Cheetahs. [...]
Jean de Villiers and his Springboks accomplished something no other Springbok teams were able to do in the last 48 years when they beat Australia 38 – 12 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on the weekend. The Boks scored four tries, picking up a valuable bonus point away from home, with the Wallabies unable to cross the Springbok try-line for the first time in 12 years. [...]
Should the Sharks do the unthinkable and actually lose to the Western Force tomorrow, it would mark the first time in well over a decade that the side has lost six straight matches within a single campaign. [...]
The Sharks will be welcoming the Crusaders to Kings Park on Friday night for the 8th time in the history of the competition and for the first time since 2009, as the conference system ensured that these teams did not meet last year. The last time these sides played against each other they made history by playing the first Super Rugby match on European soil, when they faced off at Twickenham. The Crusaders delivered an exhibition and came out victors in that game as they have in most games where these teams met before. [...]
Records tumbled in Durban this afternoon as the Sharks finally showed some bite, scoring ten tries against the outclassed Melbourne Rebels in a 64-7 rout. [...]
Regardless of whatever happens in the two weeks that follows, I think it’s time that we, as Sharks fans, take our hats off to a man whose coaching record in the Currie Cup totally obliterates what anyone else has achieved in the last few years. [...]
The full findings from Pieter Dixon’s Monday night disciplinary hearing have been released and the further good news for the Sharks hooker is that Advocate Jannie Lubbe seems to agree with the majority of right-thinking people who saw the incident happen: the decision to red card Dixon for an accidental incident was the wrong one. [...]
As we had to sit through another below par performance by South Africa, let me share a few thoughts and observations regarding Heyneke Meyer and the way the Springboks are currently playing. [...]
Heyneke Mayer has won his maiden test series as Springbok coach as his side took an unassailable 2-0 lead against England in Johannesburg today. After a dominant first half, the Boks held on well against a good English fightback to win 36-27.
Highlanders flanker James Haskell has received a 3-week suspension for the flurry of punches that saw him yellow-carded during his side’s narrow win over the Cheetahs last weekend. [...]
When the Stormers hung on to record a 19-24 victory against the Lions at Ellis Park 2 weeks ago, Bryan Habana became the only South African player to score 50 Super Rugby tries with his classy try. His milestone only received a few passing mentions. [...]
While the Auckland Blues lie in wait for the Sharks in the fourth game of their tour next weekend, in round 7, it’s blues of another sort that they’ll need to shake off in order to record victory in Wellington. [...]
In a move likely to rise the hackles of many a supporter, the Lions are reportedly trying to secure the services of former Bulls centre JP Nel to help alleviate their midfield injury crisis. [...]