INJURY UPDATE

After the tightly contested first round Vodacom Super Rugby match played between the Cell C Sharks and the Emirates Lions at Emirates Airline Park last Saturday, the Cell C Sharks Team Doctor Alan Kourie has released an injury update.   Number 8, Daniel du Preez left the field just before halftime with a suspected shoulder injury and was sent fo…

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Difficult to Launch

Both Cell C Sharks head coach Robert du Preez and captain Ruan Botha identified the team’s difficulties at scrum-time as a major hurdle in our loss to the Emirates Lions in Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby season opener. The Cell C Sharks pushed right to the end and could well have taken a draw out of the game which, given the issues around th…

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Cell C Sharks Go Down Fighting

It was a brave effort from The Cell C Sharks at the death of an exciting Vodacom Super Rugby first round clash, but ultimately the Lions clung on for a 26-19 victory at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday. We were dealt a late blow as Keegan Daniel, named to play at eighthman, was unwell and ruled out of the game, but was ably replaced by Dan du P…

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Cell C Sharks vs Emirates Lions

This Saturday, the Emirates Lions host the Cell C Sharks in the opening week’s action of another exciting Vodacom Super Rugby competition which kicks off in earnest this weekend. Former Shark, Warren Whiteley, leads last year’s losing finalists at Emirates Airline Park against the Cell C Sharks, two of the three South African teams in action…

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Week One Action

Cell C Sharks Head coach Robert du Preez would have had a few sleepless nights trying to configure the look of his starting side for the first Vodacom Super Rugby clash of the 2018 season this weekend. That’s not because he couldn’t find the right players for each position, but because of an abundance of competition for each jersey that woul…

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Time to Go

A team’s pre-season preparation for a tournament like Vodacom Super Rugby almost translates into a rugby season of its own, given that the Cell C Sharks have been preparing for the competition for nearly three months. The players (and coaches) are itching to get stuck into action, with this week’s opening clash against the Lions in Joburg pr…

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Back in Action

Although there is always the fear that players who spend the latter part of the year and into the new year playing rugby in Japan have not had a good break between seasons, Philip van der Walt admits that he’s dead keen to get stuck into Vodacom Super Rugby. “Arriving in Tokyo last year was just as hot and humid as in Durban, but I left ther…

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Excitement Levels High

It’s action stations now with breathing space pretty much all used up as the Vodacom Super Rugby competition kicks into gear this weekend with the Cell C Sharks traveling to Emirates Airline Park to take on the Lions in their opening match of the competition. Returning to the province where he played most of his rugby (he also turned out for W…

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Injury Update

The Cell C Sharks Team Doctor has issued an injury report ahead of the start of the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament next week. Currently, there is just one long term injury setback, while the rest of the players who have been spending time under the eyes of the medical staff are expected to be eased back into action over the coming weeks. 2017…

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