Sharks (rugby)

 
Boots, balls & bluster: Blowing the whistle on rugby ref bias
Boots, balls & bluster: Blowing the whistle on rugby ref bias
It’s halftime at the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. The Lions home team are trailing 33-5 against the Rebels, one of Australia’s...
The Bok-ready Bulldog who was fed to the sharks
The Bok-ready Bulldog who was fed to the sharks
The late 1990s to early 2000s were the dark ages for post-unity rugby in South Africa, a time when black players, specifically African, were...
South African rugby’s blackballed coaches
South African rugby’s blackballed coaches
Bevin Fortuin paints a picture of a lonely black kid, sitting in a classroom facing the wall like a dunce, complete with humiliating white cone...
Lions SA’s only hope at title
Lions SA’s only hope at title
There’ll be a sense of distorted déjà vu as Super Rugby’s playoffs get underway this weekend. For the third straight year, the Lions stand as...
History-maker Strauss scores hat-trick as Bulls halt losing run
History-maker Strauss scores hat-trick as Bulls halt losing run
Adriaan Strauss celebrated becoming the most capped South African player in Super Rugby by scoring three tries to help the Bulls snap a four-match...
Cheetahs out to draw first Pro14 blood
Cheetahs out to draw first Pro14 blood
The moment of truth has arrived. On Friday night, the Cheetahs will play Ulster in Belfast in the opening match of the new Pro14 competition. A...
Stress test for Stormers and Sharks
Stress test for Stormers and Sharks
It’s a quiet weekend in Super Rugby with the Lions, Cheetahs, Crusaders and Rebels all enjoying a bye. It may be especially quiet at the NIB...
Bosch caught in tug-of-war
Bosch caught in tug-of-war
The machinations of the rugby body comprising South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina and Australia, known as Sanzaar, continue, with leaked information about Super Rugby’s future being less than reliable. What the men in suits don’t seem to realise is that the longer they delay...
Knockout rugby is not for everyone: Lions could roar, Sharks could flounder
Knockout rugby is not for everyone: Lions could roar, Sharks could flounder
With a gun to the head, knowing that second chances disappear with log play, the Crusaders are exceptional, as seven Super Rugby titles attest....
If playing ball was about morality…
If playing ball was about morality…
There’s nothing quite like a game of rugby to take your mind off administrative matters. Which is why it is a crying shame that the Varsity Cup has...
Tough love gave Bok doc a backup plan
Tough love gave Bok doc a backup plan
Jannie du Plessis is not your average professional rugby player. In an era when boys are signed by provincial unions straight from school, he is a...
Sharks are an endangered species
Sharks are an endangered species
It is astonishing to think that less than three years have passed since the Sharks appeared in the 2012 Super Rugby final. They were lauded then as...

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