Plumtree: Daniel will be captain

28 Sep 10 23:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 11 Comments

In an interview with the Sharks website, coach John Plumtree has confirmed that loose forward Keegan Daniel will take up the captaincy reigns against the Leopards on Friday night. […]

It is all change at the Leopards

28 Sep 10 17:32 by Warren Smith (war1) | 9 Comments

Leopards coach Chaka Willemse has made wholesale changes to his team for their Currie Cup encounter with the Sharks in Durban on Friday. […]

Hoff goes to hof

28 Sep 10 12:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 75 Comments

Sorry for the appalling headline… (for those who don’t speak Afrikaans, “hof” means “court”!) […]

Improving decision-making in rugby

28 Sep 10 11:55 by Morné Nortier (Morné) | 29 Comments

One of the biggest myths in sport is that players are born with exceptional talent, and that it cannot be coached. […]

Injuries mount as the season nears its business end

28 Sep 10 08:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 35 Comments

Four out of the five semi-final contenders in the 2010 Currie Cup are reeling somewhat this week after injuries that threaten to keep key players out of action as the season nears its climax. […]

Sharks v Lions: by the numbers

28 Sep 10 07:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 25 Comments

Let’s have a look at the individual and team statistics for the Sharks coming out of their narrow loss to the Lions this past weekend. Thanks go to for these figures. […]

Rose brothers go AWOL

27 Sep 10 13:11 by Wesley Weber (wpw) | 21 Comments

Errant Springbok Earl Rose can almost certainly kiss goodbye any hopes of a new contract offer from the Lions, after he went AWOL at a Sevens tournament at the weekend. […]

Coaching the exceptional

27 Sep 10 13:08 by Morné Nortier (Morné) | 38 Comments

Just what makes a player exceptional?  More importantly, can we measure levels of ‘exceptional’ in order to have more players become just that? […]

Sharks player ratings

27 Sep 10 08:51 by Warren Smith (war1) | 124 Comments

Well, another big highveld game, another loss. It was difficult to rate the players, especially the forwards from my seat in the stands so credit must go to Rob for helping me out a bit with these ratings. […]

Sharks in need of a new skipper?

27 Sep 10 07:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 45 Comments

Not wanting to jump the gun here, but I’m afraid I have some rather first-hand experience of the sort of injury picked up by Sharks captain Stefan Terblanche against the Lions this weekend. […]

Rule number 1: Don’t Panic!

27 Sep 10 06:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 36 Comments

I guess this article could easily have been called “pride comes before a fall”. That’s right, I’ll admit it. I underestimated the Lions and was pretty darn arrogant in the lead-up to Saturday’s match. Called a win by 15 points, as you may recall. Oops! […]

Semi final race wide open

26 Sep 10 16:54 by Warren Smith (war1) | 33 Comments

After the results 12th round of Currie cup action, the race for the semi final places as well as the race for top spot is once again well and truly open. […]

Desperate Lions win the day

25 Sep 10 19:59 by Warren Smith (war1) | 60 Comments

In a match billed as do or die for the home side, they duly delivered and sunk the high flying log leaders. The Sharks were once again guilty of not taking chances and ultimately succumbed to a more committed and hungry side on the night. […]

ABSA Currie Cup: Lions (22) v Sharks (20) F/T

25 Sep 10 14:00 by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©) | 350 Comments

This is do or die for the most improved team in SA this season as we get to the business end of the Currie Cup. […]

ABSA Currie Cup: Leopards (29) v Blue Bulls (36) F/T

25 Sep 10 12:00 by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©) | 46 Comments

Who cares about which came first, the chicken or the egg? […]