Sharks

Crusaders v Sharks

AMI Park, Christchurch, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Rugby

Crusaders too sharp for woeful Sharks

Crusaders 36 Sharks 6.

Richard Knowler The adventurous Crusaders pulled out their swords and ruthlessly filleted the Sharks to book a place in next week’s Super Rugby grand final.

Union

Lionel Cronje may miss Gungahlin Eagles' John I Dent semi after signing with Coastal Sharks

Gungahlin flyhalf Lionel Cronje.

Jon Tuxworth Gungahlin's Lionel Cronje may miss the John I Dent Cup preliminary final after signing with the Coastal Sharks.

Rugby union

Richie McCaw to test broken ribs as Crusaders face ferocious Sharks in Super Rugby semi-final

Richie McCaw is confident about playing against the Sharks, despite not being fully fit.

Captain Richie McCaw entered the annals of New Zealand rugby folklore by playing in the 2011 World Cup with a broken foot but the pain was nothing compared to taking on England last month with...

Sharks set up Crusaders clash with narrow win over Highlanders

So close: Jean Deysel drops the ball before the tryline.

The Brumbies and the NSW Waratahs have a showdown next weekend in Sydney to see who plays in the Super Rugby title match.

Cheetahs v Sharks

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, Sunday 3.10am (AEST)

Boost for Tahs as Cheetahs dent home top-two bid of Sharks

Sarel Pretorius of the Cheetahs makes a break.

Basement side the Cheetahs brushed past the Sharks 27-20 in an all-South African Super Rugby clash at the Free State Stadium on Saturday.

Stormers v Sharks

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, Sunday 3.10am (AEST)

Sharks finish third on Super Rugby table

Cobus van Wyk clears the ruck for the Sharks.

Long-time leaders the Sharks had to settle for third place on the Super Rugby table despite a clinical 34-10 away win over the Stormers on Saturday.

Sharks v Highlanders

Kings Park Stadium, Durban, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

Rugby

Matfield leads Bulls to win over Sharks

Bulls players

Legendary second-rower Victor Matfield marked his return as captain by leading the Bulls to a 23-19 victory over the Sharks in a captivating Super Rugby clash on Saturday.

PREVIEWS

Sharks v Waratahs

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Kings Park, Durban, Sunday 2.05am (AEDT)

Rugby

Israel Folau ruled out of Waratahs' clash with Sharks

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have suffered a major blow with tryscoring freak Israel Folau ruled out of this weekend's Super Rugby showdown with the table-topping Sharks.

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Rugby

Jono Lance gets nod as Michael Cheika shuffles Waratahs back line for Sharks clash

Former Queensland Red, Jono Lance, will start at fullback for the Waratahs.

Georgina Robinson Johannesburg: The Waratahs have staged a major overhaul of their back line after losing fullback Israel Folau to injury.

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Rugby

Sharks show that Waratahs' strategy needs work

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Stephen Samuelson One of the pleasures of editing the Rugby Heaven website is reading the comments by our readers.

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Rugby

Waratahs brutalised by mauling Sharks in Durban

Jacques Potgieter chagres into the Sharks defence.

Georgina Robinson The Sharks sent an emphatic signal they are the real deal this year with an aggressive 32-10 win over an impotent Waratahs on Saturday.

Rugby

Jake White baits Michael Cheika after Sharks swamp Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson Jake White was only too eager to pour salt into the gaping wounds left in the Waratahs' confidence by his new team the Sharks.

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Lions v Sharks

Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 3.10am

Jaco Taute last-gasp drop goal edges Stormers past Sharks

Frans Steyn takes on the Stormers defence.

A drop goal in the final play of the game from Jaco Taute handed South Africa's Stormers a 21-19 victory over the table-topping Sharks in their Super Rugby clash in Durban on Saturday.

Rugby

Late Mvovo try sees Sharks swim back to the top

Lwazi Mvovo.

An opportunist try by fullback Lwazi Mvovo 13 minutes from time restored the Sharks to the top of the Super Rugby standings on Saturday when they beat the Lions 12-25 at Ellis Park.