The Sharks represent South Africa's best, and only, hope of a Super Rugby title in 2014, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Reds recorded a 31-20 pre-season win against the Chiefs in Toowoomba.
The Rebels beat the Hurricanes 24-22 in a Super Rugby warm-up match in Geelong.
Two South Africans scored tries as the Brumbies thrashed an ACT XV 67-0 in a warm-up match at Viking Park.
Sibusiso Sithole's hat-trick helped sink the Lions 57-14 in Johannesburg on Friday night.
The Stormers tucked away another successful warm-up run as they beat the Kings 40-7 in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.
South African Force recruits Marcel Brache, Dylan Sage and Brynard Stander shone in their new team's 69-3 victory over Samoa A in Rockingham.
SuperSport goes behind the scenes with the Sharks to get a closer look at their Super Rugby preparations.
Schalk Burger's future may be in Japan. JON CARDINELLI reports.
Heyneke Meyer’s travels to the Super Rugby franchises have kick-started significant changes that will aid the Springboks in their quest for the World Cup. JON CARDINELLI reports.