Stepping Up

The SuperSport Rugby Challenge gets underway this weekend when the Cell C Sharks XV travel to Kimberley to take on Griquas at Tafel Lager Park in a round one match. The tournament, split up into three conferences, a North, South and Central region, of which the Cell C Sharks and Griquas feature in the latter. They are joined by the Leopards, Gri…

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Continuity for Bulls Clash

Cell C Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has had no hesitation in naming an unchanged starting XV for his side’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash with the Vodacom Bulls at JONSSON KINGS PARK this Saturday at 17h15. Following minimal changes in the last two weeks of a sublime showing in New Zealand, the coach felt that those who had done such proud du…

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Unchanged Team for Hurricanes Clash

Defence and discipline will be the focus points for the Cell C Sharks team as they prepare to take on the high-riding Hurricanes on Friday in the last tour match of the Vodacom super Rugby competition. Head coach Robert du Preez, speaking about preparations for the match, has identified these two important factors as absolute non-negotiables for…

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Minimal Changes for Blues

The Cell C Sharks team to play the Blues in Auckland in our third tour match of the Vodacom Super Rugby competition shows just two changes to the starting line-up with continuity keeping the side mostly intact. While coach Robert du Preez cited execution as a problem area against the Rebels last week, he felt that there was no lack of effort fro…

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Aiming for a strong start

The Cell C Sharks are targeting an effective start to the Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Rebels in the second match on tour when they taken on Australia’s top side on Friday. Head coach Robert du Preez identified a slow start to our match against the Brumbies on Saturday as a problem area to resolve when we take on the Rebels in Melbour…

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Tackling the Brumbies

Head Coach Robert du Preez has hardly tinkered with the team named for the crunch match against the Brumbies in our Vodacom Super Rugby tour opener on Saturday. The players performed in the 50-22 victory – an emphatic one at that – against the Sunwolves at JONSSON KINGS PARK last weekend and they have been rewarded for their showing, with ju…

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Changes for Cell C Sharks

The Cell C Sharks will be looking to close out the first phase of the 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby competition this Saturday on a high before embarking on a tough tour to Australia and New Zealand. After last week’s draw with the Waratahs, the team will be hoping to go one better when we entertain the Sunwolves on Saturday. Then it’s a four matc…

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Home Game Excitement

The Cell C Sharks team to host the Waratahs in our first home game of the Vodacom Super Rugby competition this Saturday at KINGS PARK shows a few changes from week one. Beast Mtawarira is back in the starting line-up after playing off the bench against the Lions in one of two changes to the pack from the team announcement in week one (Keegan Dan…

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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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