Pitching Up

Although the Cell C Sharks went down to DHL Western Province in the pool match back in September, they won’t be reading too much into that result as they prepare for the 2018 Currie Cup Final. That match in Cape Town saw Western Province putting on 50 points in the Currie Cup pool match, but this is a different occasion altogether, explains Ce…

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Perfect Preparation

The Cell C Sharks will go into Saturday’s Currie Cup final against DHL Western Province in Cape Town with a measure of confidence following our tough, but well-deserved 33-24 semi-final victory over the Golden Lions at JONSSON KINGS PARK. As far as knock-out games go, this was a real thriller with all the elements of excitement, shock, nerves …

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The Time is Now

Knock-out time is here and once again the Cell C Sharks find ourselves in the Currie Cup semi-finals, with the honour of hosting the Xerox Golden Lions at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Saturday at 2.30pm. The Cell C Sharks will go into this match with continuity in team selection, although head coach Robert du Preez admitted that there were some nice se…

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Knock-out Time

The Cell C Sharks Under 19s will host their Western Province counterparts in the SA Under 19 Championship semi-final at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Saturday looking to maintain their unbeaten ways. This team has performed consistently and successfully all season and the reward for finishing top, undefeated through 12 rounds of the pool stages, is a ho…

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Expression and Confidence

This weekend’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Xerox Golden Lions at JONSSON KINGS PARK is all about striking the balance between playing bonus point chasing, attacking rugby versus knock-out rugby. Essentially, it’s about doing what has proved successful over the course of the campaign. “Although bonus points don’t count, if the op…

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Set-Piece Battle

The last time the Cell C Sharks and Golden Lions met, it was the home side that prevailed at JONSSON KINGS PARK, and we will be looking for more of the same in Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final. Lock Hyron Andrews predicts a huge set-piece battle between two proud teams that both give focus to the forward battle upfront. The victory over Gri…

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Patience the Key

The Cell C Sharks proved too powerful for a lively Griquas side in both teams’ final pool match of this year’s Currie Cup, with the visiting Durbanites showing patience at key stages in the build-up to a number of tries. Many of the scores came off the back of some hard work, interspersed with moments of individual brilliance or just sheer p…

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The Final Challenge

One game remains in the pool stages of the Currie Cup competition before the play-offs, and for the Cell C Sharks, nothing less than victory will suffice as we look to build momentum before the semi-finals. A loss to Western Province in the last game – two weeks ago – was not the result the team, unbeaten at that stage, was hoping for. Altho…

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