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”
An example of law 10.2 (c) in action during the recent Top 14 game between Montpellier and La Rochelle. Montpellier’s Frans Steyn missed a decisive penalty as his effort struck the bar, but in the ensuing moments, La Rochelle panicked and a player threw the ball over the dead ball line, resulting in a penalty being awarded to MHRC, which Ben Botica duly converted. Continue reading “Law 10.2 (c) example- player throws ball over dead ball line- Montpellier La Rochelle”
Harlequins have announced the signing of South African flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis from Montpellier. The No.10, who is currently part of the large South African contingent at MHRC, will link up with Quins from next season. No details regarding the duration of the contract was announced.
Catrakilis was part of the Montpellier side that beat Quins in the European Challenge Cup in May earlier this year. He is a prolific goal kicker but his attacking abilities are considered to be a little limited in his native South Africa, where he has represented both the Kings and Stormers in Super Rugby Continue reading “Demetri Catrakilis to Harlequins- Flyhalf to leave Montpellier”
In what appears to be a major blow to the Sharks, midfielder Paul Jordaan is expected to leave the Durban based outfit for French side La Rochelle after Super Rugby. The 24 year old Jordaan, who can also play at wing, was a very talented junior, but hasn’t quite been able to translate it into a Bok call up, with injuries preventing him from having a consistent run at Super Rugby level.
Jordaan joins the likes of Marcell Coetzee (Ulster) and JP Pietersen (Leicester Tigers) in the list of major players to leave Durban at the conclusion of this season’s Super season. Continue reading “Paul Jordaan to La Rochelle? Midfielder to leave Sharks”
The Natal Sharks again ran out victors in their second straight game against French opposition, this time against Toulouse on February 11, 2016. Garth April and Sbura Sithole both scored tries for the visitors Continue reading “Natal Sharks vs Toulouse 2016 Friendly 31-17 Highlights Garth April Try Video”
The Natal Sharks score five tries as they beat RC Toulonnais 29-21 in this pre-season fixture. Tries for Paul Jordaan, Mvovo and the Du Preez twins. Pat Lambie injured in the game Continue reading “Natal Sharks vs Toulon February 5 2016 Highlights | Sharks 29-21 RCT Du Preez Twins Tries Video”
England and Sarries flyhalf Owen Farrell dropped the ball while attempting to ground it in Saracens’ European clash against Stade Toulousain.
Farrell had no one marking him, and was in for the try, but then inexplicably dropped the ball Continue reading “Video Owen Farrell vs Toulouse 2016- Farrell drops ball over try line”
Toulon’s opener Mourad Boudjellal, when asked how felt about the baton passing from veteran England World Cup winning flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson to Wallaby Quade Cooper, made one of his more quotable quotes.
Boudjellal simply replied, ” It’s difficult to go from foie gras to pâté”
South African No.8 Duane Vermuelen suffered a nasty injury after being knocked out in a clash with France fullback Maxime Medard in the recent Top 14 clash between Toulon and Toulouse. Bok No.8 Vermuelen tried to prevent Medard from scoring a try, but was out cold following the clash.
Video- Vermuelen KO by Medard- Toulon Toulouse Continue reading “Video Duane Vermuelen Injury vs Toulouse 2015 | Medard Vermuelen knocked out Toulon Toulouse”