Sharks toast of Twitter

2014-05-17 22:00

Rugby personalities have united to laud the under-manned Sharks for their amazing Christchurch win, writes Rob Houwing.

Sharks hail a great leader

2013-12-06 10:58

The Sharks have joined the rest of the rugby fraternity, SA citizens and the rest of the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela.

Smit lands another Sharks deal

2013-11-06 12:06

A third new sponsor has come on board the Sharks ship since John Smit took over as CEO of the Durban-based union.

John Smit: Golden era beckons

2013-10-08 14:45

With the appointment of Jake White, Sharks CEO John Smit believes a golden era of rugby lies ahead for the Sharks.

Jake gets Venter's thumbs up

2013-10-07 23:31

Sharks CEO John Smit has said that new director of rugby Jake White was recommended to his position by incumbent Brendan Venter.

Smit: Forget the Championship!

2013-10-04 13:00

Decorated former Springbok captain John Smit believes winning the Rugby Championship should not be the focal point for SA.

New sponsor for Sharks

2013-10-03 12:06

Sharks CEO John Smith has welcomed a new sponsor on board at the Durban-based union for the next three years.

Sharks in on Kings raid

2013-08-05 17:00

The Sharks have joined in the raid on the Kings' player resources, signing SP Marais, who's contract is subject to a release clause.

No head coach for Sharks

2013-07-17 17:30

The Sharks have unveiled their new coaching staff for the Currie Cup season campaign which kicks off in August.

Fans fire back at Jake

2013-06-28 11:41

Sport24 readers have blasted Jake White after he claimed Australian rugby players were smarter than South Africans.

Smit said no to Jake White

2013-06-25 09:12

New Sharks CEO John Smit turned down Jake White in favour of Brendan Venter to take over the coaching reins at the Durban side.

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.

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.

Smit bows out - at flyhalf

2013-05-17 08:50

John Smit has ended his playing career on a high note after helping Saracens beat the SA Barbarians in London.

Smit promises safer Kings Park

2013-04-23 12:01

John Smit has promised to put measures in place to increase safety for fans outside Kings Park Stadium when he becomes Sharks CEO.

Smit has lots to offer - Griffiths

2013-04-10 22:22

Former SARU boss Edward Griffiths believes John Smit would make a wonderful contribution to SA rugby if appointed Sharks CEO.

Smit to boss Sharks boardroom

2013-04-10 09:03

According to reports, former Springbok and Sharks captain John Smit has been earmarked to replace Brian van Zyl as the Sharks CEO.

Smit lauds Kings’ hunger

2013-03-08 10:07

They may not win Super Rugby 2013, but the Kings have already laid down a marker for spirit, says former Bok captain John Smit.

No Smit deal, say Stormers

2013-01-23 17:14

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has dismissed reports indicating that former Bok captain John Smit could turn out for the Cape side.

Els, Smit give Boks inspiration

2012-11-24 09:50

The Boks were given some pre-match inspiration ahead of their final game of 2012 by two of the country's most famous sports stars.

Sharks down Smit's army

2012-06-23 07:30

The Sharks defeated the John Smit World XV (Barney's Army) in an entertaining match at Kings Park in Durban.

Sharks mascot kidnapped!

2012-06-20 14:29

The Sharks' mascot, Sharkie, has been kidnapped, with donations most welcome for his safe return...

Smit denies backing England

2012-06-05 12:39

Former Bok captain John Smit has denied reports he believes England have a very good chance of winning the first Test in Durban.

Last chance to watch Barney

2012-06-04 12:36

Tickets have gone on sale for the clash between John Smit's Barneys Army and his former team, the Sharks.


Sharks to face Saracens

2013-12-09 07:46

The Sharks will play a friendly match against English club Saracens as part of their Super Rugby preparations.

Sharks net another sponsor

2013-11-28 20:03

The Sharks have announced that they have signed a sponsorship deal with Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa.

Rugby men into heavy petting

2013-11-05 07:33

What is the one thing John Smit, Eben Etzebeth and Jonathan Kaplan have in common?


Sharks unveil Jake

2013-10-08 08:31

Watch Sharks CEO John Smit welcome Jake White as Director of Rugby.

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Jake's Sharks move confirmed

2013-10-07 07:16

The Sharks have confirmed the appointment of former Springbok coach, Jake White, as their new Director of Rugby.

Sharks seek White clarity

2013-10-03 21:30

Sharks CEO John Smit says he hopes to put to bed the question on whether Jake White was available to join the union.

Smit plots Sharks revival

2013-08-08 07:43

Retired Springboks John Smit and Brendan Venter want to turn around the fortunes of the Sharks by winning the 2013 Currie Cup.

Bismarck: Staying or going?

2013-07-19 12:29

Sharks CEO John Smit has warned that Bismarck du Plessis could leave South Africa if SA Rugby don’t give him a long-term deal.

Smit lures former school coach

2013-07-10 07:47

Paul Anthony, who was John Smit's rugby coach at high school, is set to join the Sharks as assistant coach for the Currie Cup.

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.

Sharks' board backs Smit

2013-06-14 18:30

Incoming CEO John Smit has the full backing of the Sharks' rugby board on his decision not to renew John 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.

Smit outlines his plans

2013-06-11 16:30

John Smit, the incoming Sharks CEO, has outlined his role, effective from July, which has included making difficult decisions.


Smit hangs up his boots

2013-05-24 09:32

Watch Former Bok captain John Smit look back on his career after playing his last game.

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Smit's farewell v SA Baa-Baas

2013-05-14 12:13

John Smit will captain Saracens against the SA Barbarians coached by Nick Mallett in his last game as a professional player.

Smit confirmed as Sharks CEO

2013-04-16 12:33

Former Springbok captain John Smit has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the Sharks rugby franchise.

Sharks mum on Smit... for now

2013-04-10 19:15

The Sharks have not exactly denied a media report that former Springbok captain John Smit will be their new chief executive...

Wiggins gets Smit Laureus nod

2013-03-11 12:26

Former Springbok captain John Smit is backing Bradley Wiggins to win the Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award.

Mixed feelings over Smit move

2013-01-24 11:40

Stormers fans are split over how much value John Smit could add to the Cape side in Super Rugby, should he be approached.

Smit heading for Stormers?

2013-01-23 09:55

Former Springbok skipper John Smit is poised to make a dramatic return to Super Rugby this season with the Stormers.

Smit hands out Bok jerseys

2012-11-23 14:31

Former Bok skipper John Smit gave a strong message to the Boks as he handed out the jerseys ahead of the Test against England.

Smit set for last hurrah

2012-06-21 20:04

The John Smit World XV, which will take on the Sharks at Kings Park, boasts plenty of international experience.

Smit's Saracens lose nail-biter

2012-06-09 16:35

Saracens, led by John Smit, have lost a nail-biting encounter against invitational team, the BGC APBs, in the Chartis Cup in Hong Kong.

Poms have good chance - Smit

2012-06-05 07:50

Former Springbok captain John Smit believes England have a very good chance of winning the first Test against the Springboks.

Smit to lead BaaBaas v Eng

2012-05-24 14:04

Rugby's most experienced Test captain, former Bok hooker John Smit, will lead the Barbarians in their match against England.

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