Thursday, 27th July 2017: Cell C Sharks Head Coach, Robert du Preez has announced the names of 43 players, who have been included in the 2017 Cell C Sharks Currie Cup squad.

Many of the players named have represented the Cell C Sharks in Vodacom Super Rugby this year. Amongst the new faces in the squad are new signings, Cameron Wright, Louis Schreuder, Ross Geldenhuys and Tyler Paul. Mzamo Majola, who was on-loan to the Kings during this year’s Super Rugby also makes a welcome return to the squad.

Notable exclusions from the Currie Cup squad are Andre Esterhuizen (Sanix), Lwazi Mvovo (Canon Eagles), Philip van der Walt (Canon Eagles) and Stephan Lewies (Kamaishi Seawaves), all of whom will be playing in Japan during the Currie Cup season. They will return to Durban in January 2018 in time for next year’s Vodacom Super Rugby competition.

Three other players that were ineligible for inclusion are contracted Springboks Beast Mtawarira and Coenie Ooosthuizen and the injured Patrick Lambie.

“There is a great mixture of youth and experience in this squad, and everyone is keen to make their mark and contribute when called upon”, said du Preez.

Adams Tythan
Am Lukhanyo
Andrews Hyron
April Garth
Blewett Tristan
Bosch Curwin
Botha Ruan
Claassens Michael
Coetzee Stephan
Daniel Keegan
Deysel Johan
Droste Jean
du Plessis Andrew
du Preez Daniel
du Preez Jean-Luc
du Toit Thomas
Geldenhuys Ross
Gouws Rowan
Janse van Rensburg Benhard
Louw Marius
Majola Khaya
Majola Mzamo
Marais Franco
Meyer John-Hubert
Mtembu Tera
Mukendi Ilunga
Ndungane Odwa
Nkosi Sbu
Paul Tyler
Radebe Inny
Ralepelle Chiliboy
Schoeman Juan
Schreuder Louis
Sithole S’bura
Smith Rhyno
Stevens Damian
van Vuuren Kerron
van Wyk Kobus
Venter Hanco
Vermeulen Jacques
Vosloo Wian
Ward Jeremy
Wright Cameron

The Cell C Sharks are currently in the process of finalising some exciting new signings, which will be announced shortly.