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Super Rugby vs Currie Cup

28 Oct 15 10:05 by Nkululeko Duma (Poisy) | 66 Comments

With talk of the once-famous Currie Cup possibly being relegated to Vodacom Cup status and running alongside the ever-expanding Super Rugby competition, I thought maybe we could look at how the Currie Cup could benefit from this change. [...]


SP Marais moving on

26 Oct 15 10:53 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 304 Comments

Sharks fullback SP Marais confirmed via Twitter on Friday that he will be moving on from Durban after nearly three years with the team. [...]


RWC Semi-Final 1: NZ vs SA

24 Oct 15 12:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 250 Comments

This is what World Cup Rugby is all about. Two teams facing each other in hat can only be described as a colossal match-up. It is finally here, Semi-Final 1 is upon us and the Boks have a massive match ahead of them if they are to compete for the elusive spot in the Final. [...]



Who will dominate

23 Oct 15 12:25 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 13 Comments

The fierce rivalry between the Springboks and the All Blacks started in 1921 in Dunedin New Zealand when the home side won 13 – 5, but little did anyone know that 94 years later these two proud nations will still be battling it out to dominate the known Rugby World over 80 minutes. [...]


The Rugby World Cup and market momentum

23 Oct 15 11:02 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 33 Comments

As a truly global spectacle and pinnacle of the international game, there’s very little doubt that the four-yearly Rugby World Cup competition is special. Coaches and players plan international careers around World Cups, fans put their daily lives on hold while it’s in progress and as we’ve seen in 2015, the global game seems to somehow always take a step u in terms of quality whenever the eyes of the world are watching. Rugby World Cups, though, have a significant impact off the field, with major global brands using the tournament as an opportunity for maximum exposure – hoping to get a jump on their rivals. [...]


The captaincy conundrum

23 Oct 15 10:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 85 Comments

A few eager souls have started discussing the thorny issue of captaincy for the 2016 season already, so I thought that a quiet Friday would be the perfect time to weigh in with my own opinion. Few would argue that the Sharks – particularly in Super Rugby – have battled in this area of late and it’s one where a genuine, long term solution needs to be found. [...]


Looking at the numbers

22 Oct 15 10:27 by Chris Smith (ChrisS) | 34 Comments

A lot has been said about Schalk Burger’s 26 carries in the game against Wales and how he was deserving of his Man-of-the-Match Award because of his tireless energy. He made 26 carries for 55m as well as chipping in with 16 tackles. This is a phenomenal effort and shows just how much “The Incredible Schalk” means to the Boks. [...]



The Sharks of 2016

22 Oct 15 10:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 196 Comments

With all the coming and goings during a season – and announcements being made thick and fast – it’s often quite difficult to keep a clear picture of exactly what’s going on, squad wise. I thought I’d take a few minutes to jot down my current view of the Sharks senior squad for 2016, almost as a sort of baseline that we can update as and when new arrivals and departures are announced. [...]


Boks unchanged for Semi showdown

21 Oct 15 11:15 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 151 Comments

The Springbok team to face the All Blacks in the World Cup Semi-Final this weekend has been named, with an unchanged starting fifteen taking the field. [...]


Omar to teach these dogs to fight?

20 Oct 15 10:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 143 Comments

“Behind every successful cerebral figure there lies a Rottweiler whose job it is to browbeat, badger or bully the footsoldiers into line. Ian McGeechan had Jim Telfer to wave the big stick, Gordon Brown employed Damian McBride as his enforcer and Alan Solomons has Omar Mouneimne to keep his Edinburgh side on their toes.” IAIN MORRISON, The Scotsman, 19 January 2014. [...]


Du Preez, Mouneimne join Sharks coaching team

19 Oct 15 14:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 157 Comments

The Sharks have confirmed two new coaching appointments ahead of the 2016 season, with Leopards head coach Robert du Preez and former Edinburgh defence coach Omar Mouneimne starting in Durban in November. [...]


Bloem heartbreak for under 21s

19 Oct 15 09:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 43 Comments

The Sharks under 21 side fought bravely to get ahead of their Cheetah hosts at half time in Saturday’s Bloemfontein, but ultimately fell short in the second 40, conceding two tries to none in the half to suffer an agonising 22-27 loss. [...]


Rugby World Cup 2015: South Africa v Wales

17 Oct 15 16:06 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 209 Comments

It’s the big one, the quarter final at Twickenham. Go Boks!!! [...]


Buy? Hold? Sell?

16 Oct 15 13:13 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 90 Comments

Those of you at all acquainted with the stock market will be familiar with the sort of short hand speak that analysts use when rating various commodities. In this global and professional game, rugby players also have value that can increase or decrease in line with their performances on the field, so I thought I’d do a bit of a Friday mash-up and see what my limited knowledge of financial analysis could mean for the Sharks’ Currie Cup squad. [...]


Down to business at Rugby World Cup

15 Oct 15 14:39 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 27 Comments

The 2015 Rugby World Cup has finally reached the play-off stages and despite a hiccough here and there the eight teams predicted even before the start of the tournament are all in the quarter-finals. [...]



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