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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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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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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Warm-Up Time

Vodacom Super Rugby excitement is building and the two pre-season friendlies that begin with a match against the Vodacom Bulls at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday (6pm) signals the start of the 2018 season. The Cell C Sharks will play with two teams on the day (a first half team and a second half team). Both teams have been shuf…

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CELL C SHARKS SQUAD ANNOUNCED

The Cell C Sharks Head Coach, Robert du Preez today announced the names of 45 players that form part of his Vodacom Super Rugby squad for 2018. The squad consists of 25 forwards and 20 backs, with 12 of the players capped at Springbok level. There are also host of players that have represented the junior Boks or featured in SA ‘A’ matches. …

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