Natal Sharks

The Natal Sharks ( engl. the Natal Sharks, formerly just called Natal, Afrikaans: Haaie Natal ) is a South African rugby union team. She plays in the Currie Cup and their game operation is organized by the Natal Rugby Union ( NRU ). The home games are played at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban. The Association provides players for the Sharks franchise playing in the Super 14 international members.

The NRU was founded in 1890. However, the first victory in the Currie Cup was not until 1990. Since then the team has won five times this title, most recently in 2008.


Currie Cup winner: 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2008

Well-known current and former players

  • Johan Ackerman
  • BJ Botha
  • Bismarck du Plessis
  • Jannie du Plessis
  • Adrian Jacobs
  • Butch James
  • Ryan Kankowski
  • Frédéric Michalak (France)
  • Percy Montgomery
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • Ruan Pienaar
  • JP Pietersen
  • Brent Russell
  • Bob Skinstad
  • John Smit
  • Francois Steyn
  • Joel Stransky
  • Riaan Swanepoel
  • Stefan Terblanche
  • Albert van den Berg
  • Jaco van der Westhuyzen