A Bridge Too Far

Despite a strong showing and territorial and processional advantage, the Cell C Sharks went down 38-13 to the Brumbies in Saturday’s final Vodacom Super Rugby quarter-final. They team showed great presence on attack, kept the ball through multi-phase attacks and played with determination, but ultimately the Brumbies showed what a dangerous sid…

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Preview: Cell C Sharks vs Brumbies

Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby quarter-final against the Brumbies is the perfect opportunity for the Cell C Sharks to show what they are made of in one of rugby’s foremost intercontinental tournaments. After 16 matches and thousands of kilometres of international travel, the Cell C Sharks are up against the two-time (2001 and 2004) champions i…

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New Campaign for Juniors

The Cell C Sharks Under 21’s open their SA Rugby Under 21 Championship campaign against the Leopards at Olen Park in Potchefstroom on Saturday afternoon hoping to take continuity from last year. Coach Sean Everitt led the Cell C Sharks Under 19s to glory last year and will be hoping to take some continuity through to the Under 21 competition i…

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Continuity for Quarters

The Cell C Sharks side named to play the Brumbies in Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby quarter-final shows just one change to the team that defeated the Stormers in Cape Town last weekend. Aphelele Fassi has been ruled out of the match with a rotator cuff sprain on his right shoulder and in his place sees the welcome return of a fit again Curwin Bo…

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A Dream Season

Mzamo Majola might be relative newcomer to the Cell C Sharks senior team, but he’s proven beyond a measure of doubt that he has the temperament, ability and desire to feature prominently for the team he’s supported all his life. He’s featured in seven Vodacom Super Rugby matches for the Cell C Sharks this season, of which four were startin…

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The Business End

Vodacom Super Rugby has reached the knock-out stages with the Cell C Sharks traveling to Australia to take on the Brumbies in an exciting weekend of quarter-final action that features four sides from the South African Conference. As New Zealand Conference winners, the Crusaders who also finished the regular season top of the log, will host the e…

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FIDELITY ADT CLUB RUGBY COLUMN

In a weekend of closely contested games in the Fidelity ADT Premier Division there was also a little heartache with Bidvest Insurance Crusaders seeing their match against SA Home Loans Durban Collegians slip out of their grasp in the dying moments of the game in Durban North last Friday evening. Enjoying home ground advantage Crusaders found the…

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FIDELITY ADT WEDNESDAY CLUB RUGBY COLUMN

In a weekend of closely contested games in the Fidelity ADT Premier Division there was also a little heartache with Bidvest Insurance Crusaders seeing their match against SA Home Loans Durban Collegians slip out of their grasp in the dying moments of the game in Durban North last Friday evening. Enjoying home ground advantage Crusaders found the…

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Touring Squad

Following the Cell C Sharks dramatic 12-9 victory over the DHL Stormers on Saturday, Head Coach Robert du Preez has selected a 27-man squad for this coming weekend’s Vodacom Super Rugby quarter-final clash with the Brumbies in Canberra.   The team departed for Australia on Sunday evening without Beast Mtawarira who will not make the tr…

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