Div, AfriForum slams SARU Read more

Div, AfriForum slams SARU

SA Rugby – News24 Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has criticised the SA Rugby Union’s (SARU) decision to reinstate the racial quota system in domestic rugby. SARU earlier this week announced that a new quota rule will apply in the Vodacom Cup competition from next year. The citizen’s rights organisation AfriForum has meanwhile sent […]

Plum gone with immediate effect Read more

Plum gone with immediate effect

Sharks management and John Plumtree have decided to part ways – like in right now. Release The Sharks confirmed that discussions were held today between representatives of themselves and John Plumtree (“the Parties”). It was mutually and amicably agreed between the Parties to part ways with immediate effect. The terms of the agreement concluded between […]

More drama at the Sharks Read more

More drama at the Sharks

Outgoing Sharks coach John Plumtree and new CEO John Smit are set meet to resolve the termination of Plumtree’s contract. Sport24 Smit recently announced the appointment of Brendan Venter as new Director of Rugby at the Sharks. Plumtree was told his contract would not be renewed and he will step down after the completion of […]

Board backs John Smit in firing Plum Read more

Board backs John Smit in firing Plum

Sharks’ board has strongly stood behind Smit’s decision to fire Plum. We recognise too that John may not have all the commercial experience yet. We have a Board and a management team to guide him in these areas. Our advice to John was, listen carefully before acting and at all times be honest and transparent. […]

Global season is coming Read more

Global season is coming

World rugby will get its integrated season after the next World Cup. Super Rugby will shift to a March start and won’t break for test matches, the June window will be shifted to July and all players will have a 14 to 16-week off-season.