Natal Sharks outside centre Lukhanyo Am lived up to his name “Lucky” as Curwin Bosch’s kick sat up perfectly for him to score the winning try for the Durban outfit against the ACT Brumbies on 4 March, 2017. The scores were tied at 22-22 when Am scored the try in the 81st minute Continue reading “Video Lukhanyo Am Try vs Brumbies 2017 (ACT 22-27 Sharks) | Curwin Bosch kick”
Here is a page that details attendances from Australian Super Rugby home fixtures for the 2017 season. Will be regularly updated- last update done after Waratahs v Brumbies game on 18 March, 2017.
Please note that on several occasions, teams do not release official attendance figures- especially in the case of the Waratahs, so we’re unable to add figures for those games. Continue reading “Australian Super Rugby Attendances 2017- SR 2017 Crowds in Australia Conference”
The Durban based Sharks have revealed their pricing structure for tickets for the upcoming 2017 season. They had a poor 2016 season but will be looking to turn things around under the guidance of new coach Rob du Preez and new CEO Gary Teichmann Continue reading “Natal Sharks Season Ticket Prices 2017”
Former Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis has become the proud father of twin boys- Francois and Gideon, earlier this week. The Bok star is plying his trade in France with Montpellier and could still be in the running for an RWC 2019 spot, especially with Adriaan Strauss having announced his retirement earlier this year.
Check out this picture of Bismarck with his twin baby boys and his wife Anja van Zyl Continue reading “Bismarck du Plessis twin baby children- Bissie sons with Anja van Zyl- Francois and Gideon”
The Sharks have announced the signing of flanker Jacques Vermeulen from Western Province. The former Baby Bok, who represented South Africa at the 2014 JWC tournament, is one of several major signings announced by the Durban based franchise for the 2017 Super Rugby season, alongside the likes of Kobus van Wyk and Clement Poitrenaud.
The move will also re-unite Vermeulen with Baby Bok team-mates Jean-Luc and Daniel du Preez. Vermuelen played at the 2014 tournament as an injury replacement for Daniel.
Natal Sharks backline player Sbura Sithole was involved in a car crash earlier today morning (Thursday November 6, 2016). His Audi S3 had a tyre burst and the car flipped (see picture below), but thankfully the player escaped injury.
Sithole played mostly at wing for the Durban based Sharks in the Currie Cup, but has also played at outside centre for them in the past. He has also represented the Blitzbokke Continue reading “Sbura Sithole Audi S3 Car Crash- Sithole in Accident, but escapes injury”
Munster have completed the signing of versatile Sharks prop Thomas du Toit on loan for a period of three months. Du Toit, a former Baby Bok representative, can operate on both sides of the scrum, but is said to be looking to cement his position as a tighthead and played mostly at 3 for the Sharks in the recently concluded Currie Cup.
South Africa were thin at 3 following the departure of Jannie du Plessis after the World Cup and loosehead prop (although not officially) is seen as a “coloured” position in some circles, with the likes of Beast Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane and Lizo Gqoboka all in the running.
At tighthead prop, the Boks currently have the likes of Frans Malherbe, Julian Redelinghuys and Vincent Koch. Continue reading “Thomas du Toit to Munster- Sharks prop joins on three month loan”
Free State v Golden Lions and Blue Bulls v WP have been confirmed as the two semifinals for the 2016 Currie Cup following an exciting last round of fixtures that saw the Lions battle past the Sharks at Ellis Park and WP squeak a victory over Boland.
The Lions trailed 10-0 to the Sharks at the break but a timely yellow card to Francois Kleinhans saw them stage a second half revival and their superior fitness proved advantageous in the last 20 minutes of the rarefied atmosphere in Johannesburg.
The Super Rugby draw for 2017 was released earlier today and here are the list of fixtures for the Cell C Sharks. The Sharks will be playing NO New Zealand team in regular round robin and start off with a two game Australian tour against the Queensland Reds and ACT Brumbies Continue reading “List of Natal Sharks Super Rugby Fixtures 2017- Cell C Sharks SR 2017 Draw Games”
Natal Sharks defence coach Omar Mouneimne has been released from his contract in Durban after he agreed to take up an assignment with Stade Francais. The much travelled Mouneimne had a fantastic impact on the Sharks this year in Super Rugby (they went from being one of the worst defensive sides in SR 2015 to being one of the best in 2016), but has now agreed to return to the Northern Hemisphere.
Under Mouneimne, the Sharks conceded only 20 tries in 12 games before the international break (and 16 in 4 after the break), and were the best defensive side going into the Super Rugby playoffs. Continue reading “Omar Mouneimne Stade Francais defence coach- Omar leaves Sharks for SF”