Vodacom Super Rugby 2020

Vodacom Super Rugby kicks off earlier than usual next year when one of the world’s premier rugby tournaments begins on Friday 31 January and continues without the usual June breakthrough 21 weeks of exhilarating action. There is no change to the 15-team format with each side playing 16 pool matches before the three-week finals’ series. Every…

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Tough Ending

The Cell C Sharks put in a brave and promising fight in a tough Currie Cup semi-final in Bloemfontein on Saturday but were ultimately undone by a late onslaught by a Toyota Free State side chasing a first title since 2016. In a game of two halves, a strong first half effort gave the Cell C Sharks superiority at half-time, but Free State had …

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Knock-out Time

The Cell C Sharks Under 21 have named their team to play the Blue Bulls Under 21s ahead of Saturday’s SA Rugby Under 21 Championship semi-final in Pretoria on Friday afternoon. Head coach Mike Vowles has had the distinct pleasure of being able to name a completely unchanged match 22 for this semi-final encounter which helps greatly with contin…

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Semifinal Challenge

The Cell C Sharks side to take on Toyota Free State in Bloemfontein in Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final shows great continuity which should translate into continuity in performance. Cell C Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has made just one change to the side, Curwin Bosch returning to flyhalf after a minor injury sustained in the last meeting be…

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Preparing for the Big One

The Cell C Sharks are facing their biggest challenge of the Currie Cup tournament as they prepare for Saturday’s showdown with the Toyota Free State Cheetahs who finished the pool stages top of the log. It’s been a busy year for prop Thomas du Toit, from Vodacom Super Rugby action, to representing the Springboks and now playing an important …

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All Credit to the Team

Cell C Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has nothing but praise for the team, not only for their efforts in securing a semi-final position, but in the way the team has responded to the challenges set. Reflecting on the performance against the Vodacom Blue Bulls, Everitt explained that, “I think we started well although we weren’t ahead on the s…

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Semi-Final Time

The Cell C Sharks secured a spot in next weekend’s Currie Cup knock-outs against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs with a well-deserved 48-40 defeat of the Vodacom Blue Bulls in a 12 try thriller at Loftus on Saturday evening. With Western Province losing to the Cheetahs and the Lions defeating Griquas, the Cell C Sharks slipped into fifth pl…

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Knockout Rugby

The Cell C Sharks team to face the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in the final Currie Cup clash of the pool stages has been bolstered by two returning Springboks as the team look to finish on a high. Thomas du Toit and Andre Esterhuizen, released back to their province, have been named in the side to travel to Pretoria for one last push b…

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