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”
New Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named a 36 man extended training squad- his first since taking charge of the Brave Blossoms. The likes of Leitch, Goromaru, Tui and Broadhurst, who were all present in Japan’s memorable RWC 2015 campaign, are notable absentees from this squad.
15 uncapped players in this 36 member roster. Continue reading “First Jamie Joseph Japan Squad 2016- Names 36 member extended training roster”
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.