The inconsistent Sharks were handed yet another reality check as they were thrashed 51-17 by the Jaguares at Kings Park Stadium in Super Rugby.
The maul has long been a key part of the game of rugby and its value has not waned over recent years and so far in this season 29 tries have been scored from mauls... but who are the maul masters?
The Super Rugby TOTW has representatives from 11 of the teams, including some in-form big names, as the competition heats up and we approach the halfway stage of the season.
The Sharks proved too strong for the Lions and claimed a 42-5 win over their hosts in a one-sided Super Rugby encounter in Johannesburg.
We take a look at the players who put in the hard yards, hitting ruck and mauls, winning ball and who graft away tirelessly to ensure their team is on the front foot.
Forwards are meant to be doing all the tough work in the middle and leaving the try scoring to the outside backs. Someone forgot to tell that to the Super Rugby class of 2019
The Super Rugby TOTW has representatives from 10 of the teams highlighting the competitiveness of this year's tournament with the Sunwolves leading the way with three representatives.
The Bulls returned to winning ways with a 19-16 Super Rugby victory over the Sharks in Durban, in a match that saw both teams reduced to 14 men following a double sending off.
Who are the top playmakers in Super Rugby who create scoring opportunities and therefore feature high on the try assist rankings?
The referee appointments for Round #7 of the 2019 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.
The Sharks ended a two-game losing streak in Super Rugby with a convincing 28-14 win over the Melbourne Rebels at Kings Park Stadium on Saturday.
SANZAAR has announced that following its strategic planning review the immediate future of Super Rugby rests with a 14-team, round robin, competition format.
The referee appointments for Round #6 of the 2019 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.
Finishing fast and strong is key to stamping your authority on the competition and some are better than others in playing the full 80 minutes.
Super Rugby has seen its fair share of dominant squads over the years and in the current era the Crusaders are the benchmark
The referee appointments for Round #5 of the 2019 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.
The Super Rugby TOTW has representatives from nine of the teams from a round that produced slim pickings for the away teams and seven home wins.
The Sharks convincingly beaten 37-14 by the Bulls in Saturday's Super Rugby clash Loftus Versfeld.
Waratah's fullback Israel Folau needs two more tries to break the all-time Super Rugby try scoring record. Will he do it against the Reds?
Qualifying for the finals looks like being harder than ever this season so missing conversions could be costly as wins are sought after....who is leading the way?