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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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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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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Thumbs-Up

Cell C Sharks head coach Robert du Preez was very happy with his team’s effort against Racing 92 in their final pre-season hit-out before the start of Vodacom Super Rugby in less than two weeks’ time. We had scored three tries before the French team managed to score for the first time only in the second half, before we piled on the pressure and…

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Sharks in Imperious Form

In an entertaining Natixis Cup challenge match in Hong Kong on Saturday, the Cell C Sharks saw off Racing 92 with a fairly emphatic 31-14 victory in our final pre-season hit-out before the start of Vodacom Super Rugby. With Racing midway through their season and the Cell C Sharks still preparing for the start of ours, there would always be the f…

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No Resting on Laurels

Despite a five try to two, 31-14 defeat of the Vodacom Bulls in the Cell C Sharks’ first match of the year, a pre-season friendly game over the weekend, head coach Robert du Preez has admitted that there is still some hard work before the commencement of the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament. The Cell C Sharks will travel to Johannesburg to play …

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Cell C Sharks Tour Squad to Hong Kong

After a fairly comprehensive 31-14 defeat of the Vodacom Bulls in Saturday’s warm-up match, the Cell C Sharks squad has departed for Hong Kong to take on French side Racing 92 in our final preparation match, ahead of the start of Vodacom Super Rugby 2018. Cameron Wright scored a first half try, with the teams going into the half-time break at …

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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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