Panic and Calm

The Cell C Sharks match against the Golden Lions could have been calamitous given the situation we were in, but when calmness was needed, that's exactly what we showed to take control of the game and come back from the dead to win. The Lions, down to 14 men for the last half hour of the game, appeared to panic as we wrestled control back in our …

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Rising from the Ashes

The Cell C Sharks re-enacted a Greek tragedy, playing the main role of the Phoenix rising from the ashes as we came back from an invidious position at half-time to win our Currie Cup clash against the Lions 47-31. Three games in eight days looked to have taken its toll for the Cell C Sharks at half-time when we looked dead and buried against the …

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Preview: Cell C Sharks vs Golden Lions

The Cell C Sharks will have played our third match in eight days when we take on the Golden Lions at Emirates Airline Park in a tough Currie Cup derby match on Saturday, looking to end this tough run on a high. After wins against Griquas last Saturday and the Bulls on Wednesday, we jumped into second spot on the log, but consistently winning gam…

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Storming Loftus

Fortress Loftus lost its invincibility as the Cell C Sharks scored a 28-20 bonus point win over the Blue Bulls four days after defeating the Griquas that now brings to three their run of wins in recent weeks. Crucially, we denied the Blue Bulls any log points in a match that see-sawed for much of the two halves, before an incredible defensive ef…

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Getting Going

After two successive victories, the latest a 41-3 defeat of a potentially dangerous Griquas’ side, the Cell C Sharks are lifting the intensity, and with a tough week ahead of us, will look to raise the intensity even more. “I hope we continue to show consistency now,” said head coach Robert du Preez after the team scored six tries, to go w…

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Comprehensive Victory

The Cell C Sharks greeted a game Griquas side with a measure of hostility as they ran out deserved 41-3 victors in a tough and uncompromising Currie Cup clash at Growthpoint KINGS PARK on Friday evening. Perfect conditions greeted the two sides for a match played under clear skies and late winter temps more suited to spring. The game couldn…

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Upping the Tempo

Week three of the Currie Cup brings Griquas to Durban as they look to turn their good form into winning form against the Cell C Sharks this Friday night at Growthpoint KINGS PARK. Griquas have been competitive in their two high scoring matches to date, but they’re on the hunt for an elusive victory. The Cell C Sharks stand between a third cons…

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A Game of Two Halves

In a game where the Cell C Sharks couldn’t penetrate in the first half, thanks to some outstanding defence from the visiting Pumas, a resurgent second half performance laid the foundation for victory. The Pumas arrived in Durban high on confidence following their week one, 43-36 victory over the Lions, but they battled against stern pressure f…

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