The Sharks have pulled off a triple coup of sorts, with the acquisitions from Leolin Zas and Robert du Preez Junior from Western Province/Stormers and Makazole Mapimpi from the Cheetahs. All three signings are practically 100% done- just haven’t been officially confirmed by the Sharks. The three are in addition to lock Gideon Koegelenberg, whom the Sharks have acquired on a two year deal from Zebre.
Wing Mapimpi impressed during Super Rugby with the Kings in 2017- check out this video where he embarrassed Karmichael Hunt, and is currently playing for Free State/Cheetahs.
The Sharks are a bit short on pacy wings, with Sbu Nkosi and Kobus van Wyk the only real speedsters in the side. Odwa Ndungane and Lwazi Mvovo, the other wings, are the other side of 30, with Mvovo also looked upon as a full back option. Continue reading “Leolin Zas Sharks Signing- Makazole Mapimpi & Robert Du Preez Jnr to move to Natal too”
Since re-admission, South Africa have had two Muslim Boks- the Western Province/Stormers loose forward Nizaam Carr, who made his debut against Italy in Padova (November 22, 2014) and the Free State/Cheetahs loosie Uzair Cassiem, who also made his international bow in an EOYT game (against Wales in Cardiff on November 27, 2016) Continue reading “List of Muslim Springboks | Islamic South African Rugby Players”
Golden Lions eighthman Warren Whiteley has been named by coach Allister Coetzee as South Africa’s 58th rugby captain after the retirement of Adriaan Strauss.
While Whiteley has excelled at Super Rugby level and possesses excellent communication and leadership skills, there are a few who still doubt whether he is South Africa’s best option at 8, with his performances not quite at the level of what Duane Vermeulen produced at test level for the Boks. The Stormers loose forward was one of the best players during the Heyneke Meyer era before his departure to French outfit Toulon.
Vermeulen is one of four overseas players included in this squad, with the others being Steven Kitshoff, Francois Hougaard and Frans Steyn.
The Golden Lions (9) and Stormers (7) make up half the squad, with the Bulls (5), Sharks (4), Overseas (4) and Cheetahs (2) finishing the 31 member list. Continue reading “Warren Whiteley named 58th Springbok Captain- Bok Squad to face France 2017- 31 Man Roster”
A funny moment from the half time interview during the Crusaders vs Stormers game on 22 April, 2017. At half time, with the Crusaders leading 36-3, Stormers No.10 Rob du Preez was asked about the “juggernaut” and the flyhalf replied “Who” in response Continue reading “Crusaders Stormers 2017 Half Time Interview Video- Rob du Preez “Juggernaut” Who Answer”
Here is SP Marais’ try vs Chiefs for the Stormers on April 8, 2017. Fantastic no look offload from Dillyn Leyds for Marais’ try. One of two great tries in this game- the other being Toni Pulu’s try for the Chiefs Continue reading “GIF Video SP Marais try vs Chiefs April 8 2017 | Great Dillyn Leyds No Look Pass Offload”
Here is Toni Pulu’s try vs Stormers– a fantastic length of the field try by the Chiefs in their Super Rugby game at Newlands. Starts in their own 22- some fantastic skills from James Lowe (to be Leinster signing), Damian McKenzie and Liam Messam, and finished off by Toni Pulu. Check out the video below- worth a watch! Continue reading “Toni Pulu Try vs Stormers 2017 (GIF VIDEO)- Great Chiefs Try featuring James Lowe, Damian McKenzie & Liam Messam”
The Playoff lineup for Super Rugby 2016 (effectively the quarterfinals with eight teams in it) has been determined and last season’s champions the Highlanders will travel to Canberra to take on Australian leaders the Brumbies. South African conference winners the Lions will host the Crusaders while the table topping Hurricanes will square off against the Sharks in Wellington. Dave Rennie’s Chiefs will have to make the long trip to Cape Town to take on the Stormers, who have not faced a single Kiwi side in this year’s competition Continue reading “Super Rugby 2016 Quarterfinals Confirmed- Lions v Crusaders & Canes v Sharks in Playoffs”
This Jean Luc du Plessis try vs Sunwolves showcased some nice football skills from the Prince of Wings’ son as he scored his first ever try at Super Rugby level in his side’s comfortable win over the Japanese outfit on 8 April, 2016 Continue reading “Jean-Luc du Plessis try vs Sunwolves for Stormers 2016 | First Super Rugby Try”
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”
Springbok lock Pieter Steph du Toit has today (November 28, 2015) tied the knot with his girlfriend Willemien van Zyl. The versatile lock, who will be playing with the Stormers in 2016 after earlier being in Durban with the Sharks, was part of the Bok squad that reached the semifinals of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Continue reading “Pieter Steph du Toit Willemien van Zyl Marriage 2015- PSDT Married Pic”