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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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Injury Update

An injury update from the Cell C Sharks team doctor, Alan Kourie. Name of Player Injury Update Cobus Reinach ACL injury Recovery on track; Expected to return in February 2017. Coenie Oosthuizen Thumb ligament tear Big toe capsule tear Out for 8 weeks. Daniel du Preez Groin injury Resumed field training today; Still …

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Disappointment in Defeat

It was their first defeat in five matches, but the Cell C Sharks will look to take valuable lessons from their Currie Cup loss to Western Province, and look to improve on a style of play they have embraced. With the swing in momentum away from the early ascension of Western Province to the Cell C Sharks late in the first half, back to the home t…

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Province Claim Derby Honours

The Cell C Sharks' unbeaten run came to an end when they went down 34-27 to Western Province at Newlands in Cape Town in a pulsating Currie Cup match on Saturday. The match, played in cloudy and cool conditions with a swirling wind, was hugely physical, intense and competitive, with both sides smashing each other, but Province taking better adva…

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Preview: The Cell C Sharks vs Western Province

Derby matches between these two teams never fail to ignite the emotions – for players and fans alike – and Saturday’s Currie Cup clash with Western Province is likely to produce the fireworks we’ve all come to expect from the rivalry whenever these sides meet. After losses to the Blue Bulls and Free State, Western Province broke their tw…

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