Four penalties from the boot of Handré Pollard were enough for the Bulls to put away the Sharks 17-10 at Kings Park.
Having exceeded all expectations the Lions could take charge of the SA conference if they \beat the Sharks in Jo'burg on Saturday.
Lock Marco Wentzel will captain the Sharks as part of several changes to the starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Lions.
The Sharks have been boosted by the return of Willem Alberts to training and the news that he will be available to play this weekend....
Sharks flanker Jean Deysel has recieved a seven-week ban after he was sent off in a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
Sharks and Springboks fly-half Pat Lambie is facing six weeks out with a neck injury in a major blow to his side's Super Rugby hopes....
Sharks boss Gary Gold has apologised for his side's performance during their 52-10 loss to the Crusaders in Durban on Saturday.
Eight tries from the Crusaders and a straight red card for Jean Deysel meant that the Sharks suffered a miserable 52-10 defeat.
The Sharks will be eager to continue with their recent winning form when they take on the Crusaders in Durban on Saturday.
Boks Marcell Coetzee, Cobus Reinach and Patrick Lambie will all start for the Sharks against the Crusaders in Durban on Saturday.
Francois Steyn has been banned for five weeks after SANZAR appealed against an earlier verdict over a dangerous tackle.
The Sharks will be keen to continue their recent winning run when they host the Western Force in Durban on Saturday.
Springbok flanker Jean Deysel will captain the Sharks when they host the Western Force in Durban on Saturday.
SANZAR has lodged an appeal against the outcome of Monday's judicial hearing which found Sharks centre Francois Steyn not guilty.
The Sharks will rest Springbok trio Marcell Coetzee, Cobus Reinach and Pat Lambie this weekend against the Force.
A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Francois Steyn of the Sharks not guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (j) after his red card.
Sharks skipper Bismarck du Plessis has apologised after he was banned for kicking an opponent in Saturday's clash with the Chiefs.