Tough Assignment Looms

The Cell C Sharks XV won’t have it easy in their second round SuperSport Rugby Challenge match against the Tafel Lager Griquas at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in East London on Sunday afternoon. Although they can take confidence from last week’s 52-24 victory over the Leopards in their return leg match, they didn’t have things all their way. But t…

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Seeking Two from Two

The Cell C Sharks XV will be looking for the double when they take on the Leopards in our second round SuperSport Rugby Challenge clash at Piet Retief Rugby Club on Saturday afternoon. “Although it’s a home game, we’re taking it to the community, hoping for a good crowd and the boys are excited to play at the club,” explains head coach R…

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Aiming for Success

The Cell C Sharks XV travel to Welkom, the home of the Down Touch Griffons in their return leg away match of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge at HT Pelatona Projects Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The team have had a bye but will want to bounce back following a narrow, 12-10 loss to Free State two weeks ago, a tight match that saw the home side se…

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Wednesday Club Rugby Column

Varsity College and Bidvest Insurance Crusaders Rugby Clubs deserve huge credit for taking the club game to the schools when they met each other at Northwood Boys High School in a Fidelity ADT Premier Division Durban North derby. What made the day particularly pleasing was the fact that the club fixture was played as the main game thus highlighting…

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 Not to be

The Cell C Sharks could not contain a fired up Jaguares team in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash at Estadio Jose Amalfitani, losing 29-13 in a physical match, where we struggled to gain ascendency. The opening exchanges were hugely competitive, neither side able to score any points but certainly applying pressure with the home side, their crowd b…

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Jaguares vs. Cell C Sharks

The Cell C Sharks are well-settled in their base in Buenos Aires ahead of the crucial Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Jaguares at Estadio Jose Amalfitani on Friday evening. Crucial because all intra-conference matches are like double points – the winner takes four or five and prevents the opposition from gaining any more than one or two …

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In Memoriam – Lood Muller

The KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union and The Sharks are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic passing of former Natal and Springbok prop, Lood Muller, who died in a car accident this week. Muller was an outstanding prop and a proud Natalian, who represented Pietermaritzburg Police Rugby Club, Natal Schools and Natal U/20, before going on to represen…

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Jaguares vs. Cell C Sharks

The Cell C Sharks will take confidence and momentum out of last week’s performance against the Chiefs for Friday night’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash with the Jaguares in Argentina. Head coach Robert du Preez has once again had the good fortune to be able to name an unchanged line-up, having retained the matchday 23 from last week’s match. …

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Keeping On

Head coach of the Cell C Sharks Robert du Preez was very pleased with his side’s 28-24 Vodacom Super Rugby victory over the Chiefs at JONSSON KINGS PARK, acknowledging the hard work required to win. “It was a great result, we needed this game badly to get our campaign properly back on track, so I’m really pleased with the outcome of the ga…

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