Super Rugby restarts ….. in New Zealand

Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Super Rugby on 9 Jun 2020 at 08:49

The Sharks are getting ready to resume training but supporters will still have to wait a while before seeing our team on a rugby field.

At least there will be some live rugby (with crowds) on TV this weekend. Super Rugby Aotearoa kicks off with the 5 Kiwi franchises playing each other home and away. Whoever tops the log at the end of the tournament wins!

In other news:

Louis Schreuder is reported to have been released from his contract and will be leaving the Sharks with immediate effect


  • I see the NRL in Aus is going. No crowds, except for the one game I saw where they used cardboard cut outs in the first 5 or so rows of seating

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.06.20 10:37:26 by Karl Reply
  • Finally I have some sport to watch.

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.06.20 11:03:48 by durbsguy Reply
  • @durbsguy (Comment 2) : Still nothing like watching a live game for a team you are emotionally invested in, but for now any live game will do

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.06.20 13:41:18 by Bokhoring Reply
  • It’s going to be top class rugby with some big names back:

    Carter for the Blues
    Nehe Milner-Skudder for the Highlanders (he turned down the Hurricanes)
    Julian Savea is back in NZ and may still be picked up by the Hurricanes

    Let the games begin.

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.06.20 15:14:48 by StevieS Reply
  • Right game time. Canes by 14

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.06.20 09:08:22 by durbsguy Reply

  • What a game. Ref is enforcing the breakdown a lot more strictly. Teams will take time to adapt, but when they do we will see a much faster game. Interesting to see drop goals deciding the outcome.

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.06.20 17:36:52 by StevieS Reply
  • On a totally separate topic. Is anyone having problems logging into Kostaz rugby?

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.06.20 09:51:29 by durbsguy Reply

  • @durbsguy (Comment 7) : Yup me too. This link works though for watching the NZ games (not live).

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.06.20 04:44:04 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Is it true the sharks are looking to purchase colbe?

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.06.20 16:02:42 by osbal Reply

  • @osbal (Comment 9) : Weird, I heard this from a Cape Town friend weekends ago and since then nothing………

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.06.20 22:54:54 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Wow, now that would be a buy 🙂

    Could we afford him? I can’t see him leaving his Toulouse contract to come back to SA. He can be overseas, earn big bucks and play for the Boks. Win-win for him.

    Anyway, stranger things have happened, so here’s hoping.

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.06.20 15:47:41 by StevieS Reply
  • I see Cameron Wright has left us again to return to the Kings to resume his battle with Stefan Ungerer.

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.06.20 16:27:03 by durbsguy Reply

  • @durbsguy (Comment 12) : Such a waste by us 🙁 He’s brilliant!

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.06.20 17:11:13 by ChrisS Reply
  • I agree. Cam is a very good player. Better than our ex-weepee player.

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.07.20 11:44:44 by osbal Reply

  • @osbal (Comment 14) : You mean ex-wp / ex-sharks scrumhalf?

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.07.20 15:14:28 by Karl Reply

  • @ChrisS (Comment 13) : I really wanted to see him in tandem with Lambie back in the 2015 before his departure

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.07.20 15:16:54 by durbsguy Reply

  • @ChrisS (Comment 13) : Am sad to hear he’s leaving but his performances dropped off since his return to the Sharks. Perhaps he is the kind of player that needs to know he’s backed and doesn’t get moved in and out of the 23 regularly. On saying that would have preferred him and Nohamba opposed to Schreuder.

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.07.20 19:29:17 by Hulk Reply

  • I’ve been hearing ramblings of super rugby being scrapped from next year. Has anyone else heard this?

    Apprently the Sharks, Bulls, Lions and Stormers will be joining the Pro 18. The Cheetahs and Kings will be axed from the competition.

    The new Super rugby will include 5 Kiwi Sides, 2 Aussie sides and a Pacific side.

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.07.20 15:48:11 by durbsguy Reply

  • @durbsguy (Comment 18) : Still rumours at this stage but it seems as if things are afoot to move north for us. NZ and Aus also seems to rather want go forward without us. Probably makes good sense from a travel and time zone perspective.

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.07.20 09:50:28 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Its been quiet here. Just been reading that Anthony Volmink has been recruited to the Sharks on a temp basis, to cover Mapimpi

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.07.20 12:30:32 by durbsguy Reply

  • So Currie Cup has been earmarked to start on the 3rd of October… Can’t wait!

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.09.20 08:02:42 by Karl Reply


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