Sharks director of rugby Gary Gold says there were sound rugby reasons behind the recruitment of former Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Sharks have named a provisional pre-season training squad, while confirming the signing of Stormers lock Ruan Botha on a two-year deal.
The Sharks have bolstered their second-row ranks with the recruitment of Stormers lock Ruan Botha and Namibia's Tjiuee Uanivi.
Sharks director of rugby Gary Gold will be assisted by Ryan Strudwick, Robert du Preez, Sean Everitt and Omar Mouneimne in Vodacom Super Rugby next year.
The Sharks will travel to France in February for a pre-season tour ahead of their 2016 Vodacom Super Rugby campaign.
The Sharks have announced the signing of hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle for the 2016 Vodacom Super Rugby season.
Former Bok scrumhalf Robert du Preez will join the Sharks as an assistant coach for next year's Super Rugby campaign.
The Sharks have pledged to turn their fortunes around in 2016 after suffering the humiliation of failing to progress to the Currie Cup play-offs.
The Cheetahs scored two tries in the final five minutes to snatch a 34-34 draw against the Sharks in Bloemfontein and book a place in the Currie Cup semi-finals. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Fullback Garth April will start his first match for the Sharks when they take on the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
The Sharks scored six tries in their 45-20 demolition of Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.
Marco Wentzel returns to the Sharks' starting XV and resumes the captaincy for Saturday's clash against Griquas in Kimberley.
The Lions will become the first team to play a Vodacom Super Rugby match in Japan when the 18-franchise competition kicks off in February next year.
Philip van der Walt will captain the Sharks against the Vodacom Blue Bulls on Friday.
The Golden Lions clinched their seventh successive win of the Currie Cup as they defeated the Sharks 26-18 at Ellis Park on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Allister Coetzee’s capability to expand the Springbok game is set to be the major reason for reservations around his suitability to succeed coach Heyneke Meyer, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Remove the emotion and the facts tell you Heyneke Meyer wasn’t good enough over a four-year period and shouldn’t be reappointed as Springbok coach, writes MARK KEOHANE in Sport Monthly magazine.
While Eddie Jones had good reason to accept the England head coach post, his premature departure has left the unlucky Stormers in a fix, writes JON CARDINELLI.
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