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Time for Learning

Last week, the Cell C Sharks lost Keegan Daniel before the game and match captain Philip van der Walt in the first minute, which was a massive blow, but the kind of adversity that Cell C Sharks lock Ruan Botha admits they need to learn from to make them stronger, and handle those situations better. “It was a learning lesson for the young guys …

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Injury Update

Post our Currie Cup match against Free State, the Cell C Sharks Team Doctor, Alan Kourie, has issued the following injury update: Name of Player Injury Update Jean Deysel Hip Flexor Strain - Will resume modified training this week; - To undergo a fitness test later this week. Keegan Daniel Abdominal Strain - Will not be avai…

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Building a Platform

Every coach will say the same, that without a platform from which to attack, a team will battle to get their game going, as was the case for the Cell C Sharks in their Currie Cup clash with Free State on Saturday. Head coach Robert du Preez admitted as much after the game when he singled out his team's set-piece as an area that Free State target…

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Bitter Pill

The Cell C Sharks were defeated 38-30 by a rampaging Free State side in a hugely physical, passionate Currie Cup clash at Growthpoint KINGS PARK on Saturday evening. They suffered an early setback when Philip van der Walt had to leave the field after a nasty clash of heads directly after the first kick-off forced him from the field in the first …

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Cell C Sharks Changes

When the Cell C Sharks team was named on Thursday to play Free State in their Currie Cup clash at Growthpoint KINGS PARK on Saturday,  there were a handful of players bracketed in with others. This was due to the uncertainty over their 100% availability for the weekend's match. Unfortunately, after undergoing late fitness tests, the final co…

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Preview: The Cell C Sharks vs Free State

The heat continues in this year’s Currie Cup competition with the Cell C Sharks hosting Free State at Growthpoint KINGS PARK on Saturday in a top of the table clash that promises action, excitement and massive hits. Free State come to Durban enjoying a good run of form, one that sees them the only remaining unbeaten team in the competition. Ho…

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Full Rugby Programme

Once again, there is a full round of rugby matches at Growthpoint KINGS PARK on Saturday, with all three sides in action against their Free State counterparts, kicking off with the Under 19s in action at 1pm. The Under 21s have been particularly hard hit with injuries, forcing coach Michael Horak into changing almost half his team for this clash…

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Continuity for Cell C Sharks

Head Coach Robert du Preez has once again been afforded the luxury of naming an almost identical side for this weekend’s clash against Free State to last week’s as the team prepares for the Growthpoint KINGS PARK showdown. The change comes amongst a forward pack that has been performing admirably all tournament, one that has formed a cohesiv…

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In Analysis

Who better to provide some insights into the Cell C Sharks, the young players, the style of play, last week’s Currie Cup game against Western Province and Saturday’s clash with Free State than veteran Odwa Ndungane? He feels confident that the team is on the right track, and aside from the seven point loss to Province, they will look to cont…

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