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Gaining focus

Chiliboy Ralepelle has enjoyed a re-invigorated season with the Cell C Sharks, but it didn’t come about by chance. Rather, some serious introspection took place on how and where he felt he could improve. “As an athlete, you strive to be the best and for me, I laid down the foundation, went back and relooked at myself in terms of my performan…

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Showing support

Head Coach Robert du Preez, although disappointed with the Cell C Sharks Vodacom Super Rugby loss to the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus on Saturday, admitted that there is fighting spirit in this team that can’t be coached. “I thought the boys, to have come back from a huge deficit, and be in the game right to the death, I have to commend them on t…

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Loftus hurt

The Cell C Sharks went down 39-33 to the Bulls at Loftus on Saturday in a disappointing outcome to a competitive Vodacom Super Rugby clash. With the Lions and Stormers both losing their matches this weekend, and the Jaguares enjoying a bye and thus not able to pick up any points, a victory would offer the Cell C Sharks a gilt-edged opportunity t…

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Vodacom Bulls vs Cell C Sharks

The Cell C Sharks head into the Vodacom Super Rugby derby clash with the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus on Saturday with equal measures of confidence and determination for this second round match. Confidence because of recent results – victories over the DHL Stormers then Highlanders – but also great determination, not only to win, but to maintain …

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The Cell C Sharks XV head to Rustenburg

The Cell C Sharks XV travel to the Impala Rugby Club in Rustenburg to take on the Leopards for their round three SuperSport Rugby Challenge match on Sunday. After defeating the Down Touch Griffons 33-22 at JONSSON KINGS PARK last Saturday, the team will look to record a second (and consecutive) victory over a Leopards side that lost 40-20 to the…

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50 up for Andre

The Cell C Sharks team named to take on the Vodacom Bulls in Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby showdown at Loftus shows little change to the side that so emphatically defeated the Highlanders last week. Head coach Robert du Preez has stuck with the same team, barring one change amongst the forwards where Jacques Vermeulen has come in for Philip v…

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Getting Stuck In

For Vodacom Man of the Match against the Highlander Andre Esterhuizen, this has been a season where he has shown his true potential as not only as a physically imposing player, but a multi-faceted one with variable play. Although he previously showed himself to be a strong ball-carrier and combative defender, this season has seen him break out o…

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Getting it right

The Cell C Sharks showed that when they are on song, they have the capability of putting on sublime performances evidenced in the Vodacom Super Rugby victory over the Highlanders at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Saturday. Head coach Robert du Preez was pleased with how the team reacted to the challenge posed to them ahead of this game. “We spoke a …

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Outstanding Performance

The Cell C Sharks defeated the Highlanders 38-12 at JONSSON KINGS PARK in an enthralling and entertaining Vodacom Super Rugby bonus point clash on Saturday afternoon. A beautiful autumn afternoon greeted the teams, the stadium bathed in sunshine at kick-off with conditions perfect for a great game of rugby. And what a game it turned out to be. …

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