Akker van der Merwe has undergone a small medical procedure this week to treat an old knee injury. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Former Scotland and Springbok hooker John Allan has criticised Schalk Brits’ inclusion in the November Test squad at the expense of Akker van der Merwe. DYLAN JACK reports.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says Akker van der Merwe was left out of the squad for the November Tests because he needs Schalk Brits’ experience.
Sharks hooker Akker van der Merwe is wary of the threat posed by the Stormers ahead of their coastal derby at Newlands on Saturday.
Springbok squad members Thomas du Toit and Louis Schreuder are the latest players to commit their immediate futures to the Sharks. As part of a novel ‘advent calendar’ campaign, the Sharks have been announcing player signings on an almost daily basis. Here are the players who have committed so far: Today’s Advent Calendar reveals that @CellC Shark prop, @TankduToit, will… Read more →
Springbok squad member Louis Schreuder is the latest player to commit his immediate future to the Sharks. As part of a novel ‘advent calendar’ campaign, the Sharks have been announcing player signings on an almost daily basis. Here are the players who have committed so far: This Monday’s Advent calendar reveal brings his dynamic distribution back to the Cell… Read more →
Hooker Akker van der Merwe has signed a two-year contract extension with the Sharks. The 26-year-old initially joined the Sharks from the Lions at the completion of this year’s Super Rugby tournament and played an integral part in the Durban-based team’s Currie Cup campaign. On Thursday, the Sharks announced that Van der Merwe has signed a long-term contract extension which… Read more →