Plumtree assists at Hurricanes

2014-10-29 10:08

Former Sharks coach John Plumtree will be assistant coach of the Hurricanes during next year's Super Rugby competition.

Plumtree gets Irish job

2013-07-31 14:21

Former Sharks coach John Plumtree has been appointed as the new forwards coach of Ireland's national team.

Plumtree laughing to the bank

2013-06-27 07:47

The Sharks will have to pay John Plumtree for the next two years after the coach left the union, a report indicates.

Plumtree leaves the Sharks

2013-06-25 19:30

The Sharks and John Plumtree have mutually and amicably agreed that they will part ways with each other with immediate effect.

Van Zyl wants Plumtree to stay

2013-06-13 07:45

Outgoing Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl says he wanted John Plumtree to remain as Sharks coach for at least the next two years.

Venter was always first choice

2013-06-11 20:45

Incoming Sharks CEO John Smit admits that the time was right to change coaches after confirming John Plumtree's departure.

Mallett hunted by Sharks

2013-06-09 17:12

If reports are anything to go by and following their recent decline in form, the Sharks may be in for a change in coaches.

'Beast' back for Sharks

2013-05-23 12:29

Springbok prop Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira is back in the Sharks starting XV for their Super Rugby clash against the Bulls at Kings Park.

Odds stacked against Sharks

2013-05-09 22:04

The Sharks, hampered by injuries and a lack of form, are up against it ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Reds in Brisbane.

Sharks up against it

2013-04-25 21:12

As was the case in the Super Rugby final last year, the odds are stacked against the Sharks ahead of their clash against the Chiefs.

Beast out of Sharks tour

2013-04-21 22:07

The Sharks will be without prop Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira for their Australasian tour after he sustained an injury against the Cheetahs.

Coetzee: We showed character

2013-04-14 16:48

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has praised the character his team showed after a vital Super Rugby win over the Sharks.

Plumtree welcomes turnaround

2013-04-06 14:02

Sharks coach John Plumtree was relieved his team was able to put behind them a "passive" first half against the Crusaders.

Plumtree pleasantly surprised

2013-03-24 18:38

Sharks coach John Plumtree says he did not expect his side to beat the Rebels as convincingly as they did at Kings Park.

Sharks drop Steyn for Rebels

2013-03-20 16:44

Sharks coach John Plumtree has dropped Springbok Frans Steyn to the bench for their Super Rugby clash against the Rebels.

Time for Plumtree to get tough

2013-03-18 11:29

There are signs that there may be some fall-out at Kings Park following the Sharks' Super Rugby clash against the Brumbies.

Sharks eager to hit their straps

2013-03-15 14:05

Coach John Plumtree admits the Sharks have yet to hit their stride, but he hopes that will change when they meet the Brumbies.

Sharks will improve - Plumtree

2013-03-10 19:31

Tryless in two successive Super Rugby matches, Sharks coach John Plumtree is confident the side will improve during the competition.

Sharks not taking Kings lightly

2013-03-05 19:35

Sharks coach John Plumtree is confident there will be no complacency from his side when they face the Kings in PE.

SA conference key for Sharks

2013-02-28 19:32

Sharks coach John Plumtree has stressed the importance of winning the South African Conference as part of the main Super Rugby goal.

Sharks hold most of the aces

2013-02-26 12:42

With the Sharks strong last weekend in areas where the Stormers were weak, the odds only seem more stacked in their favour ...

Cheetahs are 'unpredictable'

2013-02-22 12:02

Sharks coach John Plumtree insists they will not underestimate the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein this weekend.

Sharks name big guns

2013-02-13 14:24

As expected, coach John Plumtree has selected a strong Sharks side for the warm-up clash against the Pumas.

Kankowski to boost Sharks

2013-02-04 22:26

Sharks coach John Plumtree has confirmed that Springbok No 8 Ryan Kankowski is set to return to Durban.

Plumtree 'devastated' at loss

2012-10-29 14:12

Sharks coach John Plumtree has admitted that to make two finals in two major competitions and not win is devastating.


Plumtree back in Super Rugby

2014-06-02 08:55

Former Sharks coach John Plumtree is to quit his job as forwards coach of Ireland and join Super Rugby outfit, the Hurricanes.

TV role for 'hurt' Plumtree

2013-07-01 07:47

Axed Sharks coach John Plumtree says he felt "hurt" by the manner in which he was let go by the Durban-based union.

Sharks assistants take over

2013-06-26 11:45

Grant Bashford and Hugh-Reece Edwards will take over the Sharks' coaching duties for the remainder of the Super Rugby season.

Plumtree wants Sharks payout

2013-06-25 11:59

Outgoing Sharks coach John Plumtree and new CEO John Smit are set meet to resolve the termination of Plumtree's contract.

Sharks fans want fresh blood

2013-06-12 14:57

Sport24 readers have given a resounding thumbs-up to CEO John Smit's steps to breathe new life into the Sharks franchise.

Plumtree to leave Sharks

2013-06-11 14:30

Sharks coach John Plumtree will leave his position at the end of the season after his contract was not renewed, CEO John Smit says.

Plumtree: Bulls strangled us

2013-05-27 07:46

Sharks coach John Plumtree says the Bulls "strangled" them after ending their Super Rugby hopes at Kings Park.

Plumtree: Our season is 'dead'

2013-05-13 11:03

Sharks coach John Plumtree believes their hopes of making the S15 playoffs are all but gone after suffering a fifth straight loss.

Plumtree wants tries

2013-05-03 07:44

Sharks coach John Plumtree wants his charges to keep improving their try scoring statistic when they face the Highlanders.

Sharks start their patch-up job

2013-04-22 16:00

Just a few days out from playing champions the Chiefs, some ‘introductions’ may be necessary for the crisis-torn Sharks.

Plumtree: Cheetahs didn't play

2013-04-21 22:01

Sharks coach John Plumtree says the Cheetahs played negative rugby after his team was beaten by the men from Bloemfontein.

Stormers desperate for a win

2013-04-11 22:14

The Stormers are well aware that a loss against the Sharks will mean the end of their hopes of defending their SA Conference crown.

Statistics against Sharks

2013-04-05 07:41

The Sharks are eager to improve their woeful franchise record against the Crusaders - a team they've only beaten twice in 16 games.

Sharks hope to bounce back

2013-03-22 14:45

Sharks' coach John Plumtree hopes his side will bounce back from the defeat to log leaders the Brumbies when they host the Rebels.

Sharks could shift Steyn to 15

2013-03-20 07:51

Sharks coach John Plumtree says he might shift struggling inside centre Frans Steyn to the fullback position.

Sharks embarrassed by defeat

2013-03-17 19:26

Sharks coach John Plumtree says his team was left “embarrassed and hurt” after being stunned by the Brumbies in Durban.

Sharks happy with Kaplan

2013-03-13 20:47

Sharks coach John Plumtree is confident that referee Jonathan Kaplan will be strict on the Brumbies scrum when the sides clash.

Sharks to up attacking intent

2013-03-07 20:20

Sharks coach John Plumtree wants his side to improve their attacking game when they face the Kings in Port Elizabeth.

Sharks happy with set pieces

2013-03-03 20:09

Sharks coach John Plumtree says their play at set-pieces and ability to handle pressure were key factors in beating the Stormers.

Lambie relishing pivot role

2013-02-26 20:10

Sharks pivot Pat Lambie believes his end-of-year Springbok experience has taken him closer to being the finished article at No 10.

Sharks hungry for revenge

2013-02-25 22:28

The Sharks will be out for revenge when they face the Stormers in their Super Rugby clash at Kings Park in Durban.

Strong Sharks side named

2013-02-20 16:15

Sharks coach John Plumtree has named a strong side for their Super Rugby opener against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Sharks to play Lambie at 10

2013-02-05 11:00

Sharks coach John Plumtree has confirmed that Patrick Lambie will play at flyhalf for the Sharks this Super Rugby season.

Bok defence guru helps Sharks

2013-01-28 22:23

Springbok defence coach John McFarland has spent a few sessions with the Sharks as they prepare for the Super Rugby season.

Plumtree warns of WP X-factor

2012-10-26 13:01

Sharks coach John Plumtree has warned that Western Province are loaded with "X-factor" potential throughout their team.

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