Knock-out Time

The Cell C Sharks will be looking to show the kind of form we demonstrated in our ten match winning streak that took us to an unassailable position on the log and the honour of hosting our knock-out matches for as long as we remain in the Currie Cup competition. Having suffered a hiccup against Western Province on the weekend, it’s back to pla…

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A Game of Two Halves

Both coaches admitted that the past Saturday’s Currie Cup final pool round clash between the Cell C Sharks and Western Province at Growthpoint KINGS PARK was a game of two distinct halves, with one under so much more pressure than the other. Cell C Sharks head coach Robert du Preez admitted that, “In the first half, although we were up on th…

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The Cell C Sharks go down

The Cell C Sharks lost 31-20 to Western Province in our final pool match of the Currie Cup at Growthpoint KINGS PARK in a game where the result was of no importance, except for the visitors. Western Province secured second spot on the log with the win, while our unassailable position at the top of the log meant we were always going to have a hom…

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Preview: Cell C Sharks vs Western Province

The Cell C Sharks will go into tomorrow’s Currie Cup showdown with Western Province with the luxury of not having to worry about the result, given our lead at the top of the Currie Cup. The worst case scenario would see the final round of the pool stages ending with us still on top, 12 points clear of the closest challenger, although there is …

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Wet Weather Tactics

The Cell C Sharks 10th consecutive win in this year’s Currie Cup competition has set us up perfectly for the remainder of the competition, with no other side able to challenge our status as log leaders. Despite the fact that we enjoy a bye this weekend while other teams play catch-up in the games played column, we have built up a lead that can…

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Ten out of Ten

The Cell C Sharks cannot be usurped at the top of the Currie Cup log following our 24-10 victory over the Golden Lions at a wet Growthpoint KINGS PARK on Friday evening. While the player warm-up was taking place, the Toto classic Africa was played over the public address, and boy was it serendipitous as the rain truly came down, shades of last w…

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Preview: Cell C Sharks vs Golden Lions

The Golden Lions come to Durban looking to not only secure a top four finish in the Currie Cup, but even move up the ladder when they take on the Cell C Sharks at Growthpoint KINGS PARK on Friday. The competition remains wide open as the tournament gathers momentum towards the knock-out rounds, with six of the seven teams all potential semi-fina…

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Big Weekend for Juniors

The SA Rugby U19 and Under 21 Championship moves to Bloemfontein this weekend when the junior teams of the Free State Cheetahs and Cell C Sharks meet at Xerox Shimla Park in week five action. Perennial stars at junior level, the Free State Under 21s have suffered three losses in their four matches to date and currently occupy second last position …

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Executing the Game Plan

Finding ways to win tough matches is the mark of a side that has progressed to a level where they don’t simply implement a game plan, but understand how the game plan will influence the outcome of the match. In the Cell C Sharks Currie Cup victory over the Blue Bulls at Growthpoint KINGS PARK on Saturday, bad weather made ball-handling extreme…

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