Am out for 4 weeks

5 Nov 20 12:11 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 30 Comments

Injuries to Lukhanyo Am (hand) and Sbu Nkosi (slight niggle) has required Sean Everitt to make some changes to the side that beat the Pumas. Jeremy Ward takes over the 13 jersey while Yaw Penxe will feature in the 14. Sikhumbuzo Notshe makes a welcome return on the bench with Werner Kok covering the back line along with Grant Williams. Henco Venter will captain the team in Am’s absence.

The Cheetahs are playing excellent rugby and will be a formidable opponent in Durban on Friday. The Sharks will need to continue the progress made last weekend.

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Team for the Pumas

29 Oct 20 16:32 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 31 Comments

Thomas du Toit, James Venter (ankle) and Sikhumbuzo Notshe (hamstring strain) are all not available for Saturday’s away game against the Pumas. Dylan Richardson moves to open side and is replaced at hooker by Dan Jooste. Jonny Meyer takes over the tight head with debutant Michael Kumbirai moving onto the bench.

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Nkosi back to wing it at Loftus

22 Oct 20 21:20 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 37 Comments

Sbu Nkosi makes a welcome return for the Sharks along with Kerron van Vuuren and Henco Venter on the bench. Yaw Penxe will make his debut for the Sharks should he come on as a replacement.

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JPP on the wing against the Lions

7 Oct 20 17:03 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 54 Comments

Sean Everitt has selected 13 players that featured in the Springbok Green vs. Gold match for Friday’s game against the Lions. The match definitely did the Sharks no harm, as a couple of these players who were very rusty against the Bulls looked a lot sharper in the Bok game.

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Lukhanyo Am captains the Springbok Gold team

1 Oct 20 11:26 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 3 Comments

Lukhanyo Am will captain the Springbok Gold team in Saturday’s trial match. He will be joined by fellow Shark Sikhumbuzo Notshe in the starting lineup with Dylan Richardson, James Venter,  Curwin Bosch and Werner Kok on the bench.

Sanele Nohamba, Hyron Andrews and Ox Nche all start in the Green team captained by Siya Kolisi, with Thomas du Toit, JJ van der Mescht, Manie Libbok, and Jeremy Ward on the bench.

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Squad for Loftus

24 Sep 20 17:56 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 54 Comments

James and Henco Venter join the growing injury list and are also not available for Saturday’s game against the Bulls. It will be up to Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Tera Mtembu to guide the young loose forwards in the squad.

Likewise JP Pietersen has been roped in to add some experience in the back three.

The squad includes a number of U/20 Bok players who traveled to Argentina in 2019 – Thaakir Abrahams, Caleb Dingaan Celimpilo Gumede, Jaden Hendrikse, Emile van Heerden plus “old” Sharks hands  JJ van der Mescht, Phepsi Buthelezi and Sanele Nohamba.

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Fassi out for 3 months

21 Sep 20 10:00 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 4 Comments

The Sharks have been hit by a number of high profile injuries even before what’s left of the 2020 rugby season kicks off. Aphelele Fassi picked up a shoulder injury during training last week and will be out of action for at least 3 months after undergoing surgery. Really sad news as many of us were really looking forward to again seeing Fassi ghosting through defenses.

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Finally local rugby restarts

17 Sep 20 08:42 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 2 Comments

Since the match between the Sharks and Stormers in March, I had to watch a couple of Super Rugby Aotearoa games (high quality games) and even had to resort to watching some Super Rugby AU games (perhaps I chose the wrong games but mostly error ridden affairs). Monster tackles, physical games with teams giving no quarter, great attacking moves – rugby to appreciate. However one element was missing – the tension in the pit of your stomach while edging (more like screaming) YOUR team on  defending their slim lead while the other team is camped on their try line. I miss the elation after winning a crucial match and even the physical pain after losing. Watching rugby as a neutral is more of an intellectual exercise – you can appreciate the great play, but in the end it means nothing to YOU personally.

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Roadblock standing in the path of a first Super Rugby final

7 Sep 20 09:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 2 Comments

There is a perfect chance for the Western Force to exert an act of perfect revenge on the Melbourne rebels when the arch enemies meet at McDonald’s jones stadium on Saturday. The Rebel needed to defeat the Force by four or more points to pip the NSW Waratah for the third spot and secure a final berth. […]


Super Rugby restarts ….. in New Zealand

9 Jun 20 08:49 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 21 Comments

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


Second in the series from StevieS

2 May 20 10:38 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 20 Comments

Hi, Sharks fans

I hope you enjoyed the first article in the series.

Our second article saw The Sharks taking on the Highlanders.

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A suggestion to get some rugby going

2 May 20 10:27 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | Comment?

While the Kiwis have plans for some rugby to be played this year (they have managed the first wave of Covid19 infections down to new cases in the single figures), it looks very likely that South Africans will have to wait quite some time.

StevieS has a proposal (originally published on sarugbymag) on how to get at least one live game on TV. Any other suggestions?

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Blast from the past

28 Apr 20 09:02 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 2 Comments

I hope everyone is still doing OK in these trying times. In the absence of any rugby (for that matter any sport apart from Belorussian football and Taiwanese baseball) StevieS has volunteered to create a few articles to keep the conversation going:

Hi, Sharks fans

During these days of lean rugby news, I thought it might be nice to delve into the old match programmes I have lying around to see what our teams looked like in the past and to see which clubs/teams were playing in the curtain raisers and who was playing for those teams. There are some interesting names, some which you may have forgotten. So, without further ado:

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Good morning to one and all!!

22 Apr 20 09:02 by Jan Dyman (JD) | 18 Comments

I’m sure I’m not the only one that is missing and longing for things to go back to normal! But as that might take a while and I really need something new on Sharksworld, I have come up with something for us to think about and hopefully discuss a bit: […]


Consistency for Stormers

12 Mar 20 12:00 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 142 Comments

In a sign of the importance of the local derby against the Stormers, Sean Everitt has selected exactly the same team from last week’s match. In the current Super Rugby format a team will firstly want to top the conference log.

If the ever improving Sharks pack can hold their own against a highly rated Stormers pack, the dangerous Sharks backs and loose forwards can take the chances on offer. The Stormers will be smarting after a shock loss to the Blues at home and will be very motivated for this match. South African derbies are generally hard fought battles of attrition but if the Sharks team can put together the same performance as in the first half against the Jaguares this team should have the ammunition to edge the Stormers.

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