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Pat is Back

It’s been a long time coming, and although he won’t start this weekend, the fantastic news is that Pat Lambie will be making his long-awaited return to rugby, albeit off the bench, following a bad knock taken for the Springboks against Ireland in June. All the concussion ‘return-to-play’ protocols have been met and having sensibly avoide…

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Almighty Tussle for Juniors

The Cell C Sharks Under 19s and Under 21s have their work cut out for them when they visit Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg to take on their Golden Lions counterparts on Friday afternoon. The first match of the day kicks off at 1.30pm between the Cell C Sharks Under 19s and the Golden Lions Under 19s in what should be a keenly contested cla…

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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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