Richard Shute Sharks v Hurricanes at Kings Park Stadium, Durban, Sunday 2.05am
Durban: A last-gasp Patrick Lambie try earned the Coastal Sharks a bonus point as they outplayed fellow South Africans the Northern Bulls 31-16 on Saturday in their Super Rugby opener.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Cronulla have refused to get into bed with Ashley Madison, claiming its stance would be the same even if the extra-marital dating service offered $50 million to become a sponsor.
GLENN JACKSON Cronulla face losing forward Luke Lewis for the first month of next season and potentially longer after the NSW and Australian star underwent a shoulder reconstruction on Thursday.
CHRIS DUTTON Former ACT Brumbies coach Jake White says it's a ''dream come true'' to start a job as coaching director of the Durban Sharks in Super Rugby next season.
Five things we learnt
BRAD WALTER While the Sea Eagles deserve enormous praise for the courage they showed, they will find it tough against the rested Rabbitohs.
Monthati Molosankwe The Sharks scored 10 tries in a season-ending 58-13 Super Rugby victory romp over the Southern Kings on Saturday.
Mr Price Kings Park Stadium, Durban, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)
David Legge The Bulls survived last-minute drama to defeat the Sharks 20-19 in an all-South Africa Super Rugby thriller Saturday and go top of the table with one round left.
Riaan Viljoen’s last-minute try stole a 22-20 win for the Sharks over the Blues in Super Rugby on Saturday, overcoming a valiant second-half fightback from the New Zealand visitors.
Morne Steyn became the leading Super Rugby points scorer this season by kicking six penalties as the Bulls edged the Sharks 18-16 in a thriller on Saturday.
Kings Park Stadium, Durban, Sunday 3.10am (AEST)
The Sharks have returned to the Super Rugby winners' list, ending a disappointing tour to New Zealand and Australia with a gritty 23-13 win over the Western Force in Perth on Friday night.
AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)
PHIL LUTTON The Super Rugby hopes of the Sharks, in the gloomy words of their coach, are dead. The Reds are very much alive after ‘dusting off’ some of their old tricks on the way to a drought-breaking triumph at Suncorp Stadium.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Interviews between Cronulla and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority could be scrapped altogether after independent legal advice to several players that they are not contractually obligated to participate in the process.
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Monthati Molosankwe A late Willie le Roux try sealed a 12-6 victory for the Cheetahs over the Sharks on Saturday in an error-ridden Super Rugby match clash of South African sides.
Duncan Johnstone The Crusaders will look to Dan Carter to help them finish a tour that is in the balance after their disappointing loss to the Sharks in Durban.
Kings Park, Durban, Saturday 4.10am (AEDT)
ROY MASTERS An email trail linking the four sacked members of the Sharks' football department demonstrates they feared possible doping breaches at the club at least two months before May 29, 2011, when sports scientist, Stephen Dank, was told to leave.
Daniel Lane Embattled former Sharks chairman Damian Irvine has made an impassioned plea to the two staff members taking legal action against him, saying he had no assets, could not afford to defend himself in court and had no fixed address.
CHRIS DUTTON Jake White will continue to rotate players and tinker with a winning line-up after his sweeping changes helped lift the Brumbies to a potential season-defining win on Sunday.
CHRIS DUTTON Follow all the action from Kings Park Stadium in Durban, as the Brumbies take on the Sharks.
BRAD WALTER According to Shane Flanagan, the Cronulla players under a drugs cloud have done nothing wrong, the football club staff sacked last Friday have done nothing wrong, and the former trainer confronted by a number of angry Sharks players has also done nothing wrong.
Monthati Molosankwe Patrick Lambie scored all the points for the Sharks as they ground out a 21-12 victory over the Kings on Saturday in a fiery, try-less Super Rugby clash.
Monthati Molosankwe Patrick Lambie won the battle of the boot against Joe Pietersen Saturday to give the Sharks a 12-6 victory over the Stormers in a fiery, forward-dominated Super Rugby clash.