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Tackling the Storm

The Cell C Sharks team has been named to travel to Cape Town this weekend to take on a DHL Stormers side that will be completing their tournament on Saturday in a surprisingly early exit from the competition. A loss to the Cell C Sharks will consign the DHL Stormers to finish bottom of the South African Conference, but they can expect no charity…

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Wednesday Club Rugby Column

College Rovers kept their seasons unbeaten record in tact when they beat a tenacious and never say die understrength eThekwini Refractories Amanzimtoti outfit 40-5 in their penultimate Fidelity ADT Premier Division game on their home grounds at Kings Park 3 last Friday evening. Although leading relatively comfortably 21-5 at halftime Rovers wer…

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Manning Up

This weekend will take another huge effort from the Cell C Sharks when they travel to Cape Town to take on a DHL Stormers team that hasn’t enjoyed their best season this year. As the log currently stands, the Stormers play their final match this weekend and should they lose, face what would be for them, the disappointing prospect of finishing …

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Semi-final Time

The Cell C Sharks XV take on the Pumas in Nelspruit this weekend in their Super Sport Rugby Challenge semi-final with a measure of confidence gained out of two outstanding results over the past fortnight. Last week’s quarter-final defeat of the Lions XV at JONSSON KINGS PARK was an emphatic victory, beating their up-country opponents 55-12. Th…

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Hunger and determination

Lesser teams might have bowed out halfway through a game where they were 10 points down against a side that hadn’t lost to another South African team in more than two years. But all credit to the Cell C Sharks for the courageous second half fightback and the way we went about securing a must-win Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Emirates L…

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Showing Character

Coming back from a 10 point half-time deficit and staring down the barrel of a disappointing loss, the Cell Sharks were quite magnificent in the courage and character shown to blast the Emirates Lions into their first Vodacom Super Rugby loss to a South African opponent since 2015. Head coach Robert du Preez admitted afterwards that the talk in …

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Heroic Victory

The Cell C Sharks scored a thrilling 31-24 victory over the Emirates Lions at JONSSON KINGS PARK in a high-paced, action-filled Vodacom Super Rugby clash on Saturday evening. A second half revival after training 21-11 at half-time saw the Cell C Sharks take a seven point lead with the game winding down and pressure to convert their newfound con…

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Cell C Sharks vs Emirates Lions

Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby derby match against the Emirates Lions has been likened to a final, given how important this and the final two pool matches are for the Cell C Sharks’ aspirations. The teams are all back to full squads now and with three weeks remaining ahead of the pool stages, there is everything to play for. Head coach Ro…

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Quarter-Final Time for Cell C Sharks XV

The Cell C Sharks XV will host the Xerox Golden Lions XV in their Supersport Rugby Challenge quarter-final clash at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Saturday afternoon. In what should be a competitive match between the sides, the curtain-raiser to the Cell C Sharks match against the Emirates Lions later, the tournament has now reached the important stages.…

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