A view from the couch..

March 13, 2016 0
  The Sunwolves have bite For a team that had under two weeks in pre-season the Wolves managed to play a brave, exciting game The Cheetahs should have been worried at some stage and if it wasn’t for the replacements early on from Franco Smith they could have lost. The Cheetahs will take pride in…

Absa Currie Cup Round 3 Preview

August 22, 2014 3
We have a look at this weekends Currie Cup fixtures and squads [caption id="attachment_46357" align="aligncenter" width="593"] ABSA Currie Cup[/caption] Pumas vs Griquas On the face of it this sounds like a game that could be skipped to in order to gain some brownie points for Saturday but on further inspection this one my contain a…

Absa Currie Cup Round 2 Previews

August 14, 2014 3
Its round 2 of the 2014 instalment if the Absa Currie Cup and we give you all the lineups and our thoughts - By Clayton Saville [caption id="attachment_46493" align="aligncenter" width="639"] Xerox Golden Lions[/caption] Sharks vs Pumas - 15 August 19:00 Durban The Sharks will be looking to making a point at home after so nearly…

Sharks 31, Bulls 16

February 15, 2014 38
Jake is back, and he has a star-studded line-up to take on a Bulls team that everyone has written off before kick-off. Recent results: 2013: Bulls won 20-19, Pretoria 2013: Bulls won 18-16, Durban 2012: Sharks won 32-10, Durban 2012: Bulls won 18-13, Pretoria 2011: Sharks won 26-23, Pretoria Teams: Sharks: 15 SP Marais, 14 Odwa…

Frans not guilty

April 29, 2013 8
Frans Steyn has been found not guilty following a citing over the weekend. Steyn was cited by the match commissioner for charging into a ruck in the 78th minute where he made contact with Chiefs player, Nanai-Williams. Following a review of the evidence, Jannie Lubbe, who conducted the hearing Steyn did not breach Law 10.4…

Now Jordaan is out for the season

April 23, 2013 10
The Sharks' injury bogey has continued with the news that centre Paul Jordaan has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Sport24 Speaking to the Sharks’ website, coach John Plumtree confirmed the bad news from their training base in Sydney. “We’re very disappointed to lose Paul Jordaan, he’s out for the…

Sharks confirm Smit’s appointment as CEO

April 16, 2013 10
The Sharks have confirmed the appointment of John Smit as CEO of the union. Release The Board of Directors of The Sharks (Pty) Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Smit as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Sharks (Pty) Ltd, effective 1st July 2013. John takes over the reins…

Smit new Sharks CEO?

April 10, 2013 5
Springbok rugby star John Smit is poised to make a spectacular return to the Shark Tank as the new chief executive of the Sharks, replacing veteran administrator Brian van Zyl. Mike Greenaway - The Mercury Van Zyl is due to retire in February, but Smit could well take over from as early as July. While…

Dagg on the bench for Saders

April 3, 2013 0
The Crusaders play their fourth consecutive South African side this weekend when they meet the Sharks in Durban. The Sharks are currently sitting near the top of the table having won 4 out of 5 games and have come off a bye last week so will be rested and rearing to go. The two teams…

Steyn to fullback for Sharks

April 3, 2013 15
The Sharks have selected Frans Steyn at fullback for their clash against the Crusaders. The Sharks are well aware of the Crusaders threat at the first phases as was proven against the Stormers. "You can't have a meltdown in an area like the lineouts, it takes good, hard work to get into an attacking situation,…

Shields spreading the love again (oh and the shit)

March 20, 2013 16
The Spred and Spri awards Brendon Shields Again let me remind you what these awards stand for based on last week’s article: Shields Prize for Enterprise and Distinction (SPRED the Love) is awarded to the teams who: *uses or tries to use all 15 men on the rugby field to try and win a game,…

Steyn, Kanko dropped from Sharks starting XV

March 20, 2013 3
Last weekend’s match against the Brumbies saw some big performances from a number of younger players in the team, and for that, Sharks coach John Plumtree has rewarded them for the Rebels game this Saturday. Sharksrugby website The Sharks starting line-up for this match at KINGS PARK shows seven changes with new combinations throughout. It…

Rebels team for Sharks announced

March 20, 2013 0
The RaboDirect Rebels welcome the return of their Captain, Gareth Delve, from injury for their first tour match against the Sharks in Durban. The Rebels also welcome back Wallaby winger, Cooper Vuna, who has missed the Club's opening matches with a scapular injury he sustained in the first trial last month. RaboDirect Rebels Head Coach,…

Keegan back for Sharks

March 14, 2013 0
The Sharks welcome back their captain, Keegan Daniel for their match against the Brumbies this weekend. Keegan's return is crucial given the injury to Jean Deysel who is reportedly sidelined for up to 4 weeks.  It was initially thought that Jacques Botes will also spent a lengthy time on the sidelines but after some scans…

Sharks names unchanged line-up for Kings

March 6, 2013 2
John Plumtree has the rare pleasure of being able to select an unchanged line-up for his team’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash with the Southern Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday. Sharks Rugby Website For the third week in a row, the match 22 has remained the same and given their record of consecutive…
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