Building on Tour

The Cell C Sharks will be looking to put recent disappointments away as the team prepare for the next Vodacom Super Rugby challenge, against the Waratahs this weekend in the first of a three-match tour. The Waratahs are perennial achievers in the Australia Conference and will, in all likelihood, be studying the video of Friday’s match against fe…

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TOUR SQUAD TO AUSTRALASIA

Durban, 21st April 2019:  A 27-man Cell C Sharks touring squad will depart on a three-week Australasian tour today.   Head Coach, Robert du Preez has opted to take 16 forwards and 11 backs on tour.  The tour opener will be in Parramatta against the Waratahs, before the team heads over to New Zealand to take on the Crusaders and finally…

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Preview: Cell C Sharks vs Reds

The Cell C Sharks face an important challenge on Friday when we host the visiting Reds at JONSSON KINGS PARK in a vital Vodacom Super Rugby clash, looking to put recent disappointment behind us. With the upcoming tour and three matches in Australia and New Zealand, it is imperative that the Cell C Shark take momentum and morale on the plane to S…

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Consistency and Accountability

An honest review by the Cell C Sharks, from management to players, of the Vodacom Super Rugby performance against the Jaguares last week has seen the team take ownership of both the result and the solution.  It wasn’t so much the result as the performance that followed a deadly dismantling of the Lions the previous week that is so perplexing. A…

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Looking to Refocus

Springboks Coenie Oosthuizen and Tendai Mtawarira return to the starting line-up to play the Reds on Friday afternoon at JONSSON KINGS PARK. It’s been a tough few days of introspection for the team following a disappointing showing against the Jaguares and the team has the opportunity to right the wrongs on Friday. The Springbok pair replac…

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Seeking Consistency

The Cell C Sharks will be looking to put Saturday’s performance behind them when they host the Reds at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Saturday after blowing the Emirates Lions away the week before a tough loss against the Jaguares. The previous week’s Vodacom Super Rugby display against the Lions was an emotional value placed on the meaning of the ga…

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Preview: Cell C Sharks vs Jaguares

The Cell C Sharks welcome the Jaguares to JONSSON KINGS PARK on Saturday, hoping to put in a similarly comprehensive, emphatic performance that earned a valiant Vodacom Super Rugby win over the Lions last week.   Intra-conference games are hugely important and the Cell C Sharks will be looking to maintain prime position on the SA Confere…

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Welcome Back Jean-Luc

Jean-Luc du Preez has made a welcome return to rugby after a long-term injury and has been named on the bench for the Cell C Sharks’ Vodacom Super Rugby clash with the Jaguares at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Saturday afternoon. Du Preez spent the latter stages of the 2018 season at Sale Sharks on loan where he picked up a groin injury and returned t…

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A Fairy-tale

For Cell C Sharks hooker Kerron van Vuuren, Friday night’s Vodacom Super Rugby victory over the Emirates Lions was a dream come true for the young player who has bided his time in the system, worked hard and has now realised his aspirations. Thrust into the spotlight against the Lions and going up against Malcolm Marx as the starting hooker fo…

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