Akker van der Merwe rugby player
Akker van der Merwe rugby player

Akker van der Merwe

17th Jun 1991 1.78m/108kg Hooker

Match Report: 14-man Sale beaten by Toulouse

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Sharks were eventually beaten 27-5 by Stade Toulousain in the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday despite offering stern resistance after being reduced to 14 men early on.     The...

Sale Sharks set for humdinger against Toulouse at the AJ Bell

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jono Ross replaces the injured Tom Curry in the back-row and full-back Joe Carpenter starts a match for the first time in over a month as Alex Sanderson makes two changes to the team that toppled Harlequins...

Sale Sharks: Sanderson names unchanged starting XV for Quins clash

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alex Sanderson has named an unchanged starting line-up for the trip to Harlequins as his Sharks go in search of another win to follow Friday’s stunning home victory against Premiership champions...

Sale Sharks travel to Kingston Park for a Newcastle challenge

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Sharks will travel to Kingston Park for Friday evening’s clash with Newcastle Falcons.   In Round 12, Sale enjoyed a bye while the Falcons were knocked over by London Irish on the latter’s...

Sale well beaten by ruthless Toulouse

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Sharks were beaten 45-19 at a rampaging Stade Toulousain side in Round 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup on Sunday.   Antoine Dupont (2), Thibaud Flament, Cyril Baille, Lucas Tauzin and...

Match Report: Six-try Sale thrash Ulster

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Sharks began their Heineken Champions Cup campaign with a dominant 39-0 win over Ulster Rugby at AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday.   Tom Curry, Dan du Preez, Thomas Curtis, Byron McGuigan and...

Team news: Sale Sharks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tom Roebuck, Raffi Quirke and Bevan Rodd return from England duty to take their places in a strong Sharks matchday squad to face Gloucester on Saturday (KO 1pm – live on BT Sport), as Alex Sanderson’s...

Sanderson makes eight changes to his Sale matchday 23

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Simon McIntyre, Tommy Taylor, Josh Beaumont, Arron Reed and captain Ben Curry all return to the Sharks line-up to face Premiership leaders Saracens, (Sunday, October 30 – 3pm KO, live on BT...

Sale Sharks host the Exiles in Friday night clash

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 6 kicks off with a juicy showdown at the AJ Bell as Sale Sharks host the Exiles.    Sale will be riding a wave of confidence after last week’s 26-16 away victory over reigning champs,...

Sale Sharks: Team News

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England star Raffi Quirke returns to the Sharks’ starting line-up for the first time in six months and Sam Hill makes his first Premiership start this season as Alex Sanderson’s men go in search...