The Sharks were formed in 1996. The current franchise represents the South African Rugby Regions of Durban & KwaZulu-Natal Province. Their home ground is Kings Park Stadium in Durban.
Their colours are Grey with Black sleeves.
The Sharks play 6 games at Home & 7 Away in the 2010 season. Their bye is in the 9th round.
Their 2010 coach is the New Zealander (former Wellington coach) John Plumtree.
Previous coaches were: Ian McIntosh, Hugh Reece-Edwards, Rudolf Straeuli, Kevin Putt & Dick Muir.
The captain is hooker/prop John Smit.
The Sharks finished in 6th position at the end of the 2009 round-robin stages.
They have finished in the top 4 of the round-robin stages of the Super competition 6 times out of 14 years, the latest (1st) in 2007. Their worst finish was last in both 2000 & 2005.
In the Top 4 play-offs they have featured in 3 finals losing to the Blues in 1996, the Brumbies in 2001 & the Bulls (by 1 point) in 2007.
Their Home & Away winning percentage is 60% & 37% resepectively. Their average Home & Away scores against all teams is: 27.6 v 22.3 at Home & 22.4 v 27.5 Away. Their toughest opponents at Home have been the Crusaders & Reds & Away the Crusaders, Reds & Brumbies.
Their best score was 75-43 against the Highlanders in 1997 & best winning margin (+43) against the Reds in 2007. Their worst score & losing margin (-43) was 34-77 against the Crusaders in 2005.
They are 5th on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ $9. On overseas betting places they are also picked 5th @ $9.
Their website is: www.sharksrugby.co.za