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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Keeping At It

The message for the Cell C Sharks as they prepare for Sunday’s Currie Cup showdown with the Xerox Golden Lions at Emirates Airline Park is to stick to what worked against Toyota Free State this past weekend. Cell C Sharks assistant coach Nick Easter admitted that the coaching staff was extremely pleased with the way the team went about securin…

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Return Leg Action

The Cell C Sharks Under 21’s travel to DHL Newlands to take on the Western Province Under 21s in Friday afternoon’s SA Rugby Under 21 Championship second round, away leg clash. With three rounds of the pool stages remaining before the knock-out rounds, the Cell C Sharks Under 21s will be under no illusions as to the importance of the final t…

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Building a Lead

The Cell C Sharks Under 21s will want to go all out to secure victory against the Golden Lions Under 21s at Emirates Airline Park on Friday afternoon in their bid to maintain a top four finish in the SA Rugby Under 21 Championship. Now into the second round, the top four teams have put some distance between themselves and the chasing pack with f…

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Time to Strike

The Cell C Sharks Under 21’s will host their Leopards’ counterparts at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Friday afternoon hoping for a return to success in their SA Rugby Under 21 Championship return leg clash. The Leopards earned their only victory of the tournament in the opening round, their home leg match against the Cell C Sharks Under 21s in Potch…

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Big Quest for Under 21s

The Cell C Sharks Under 21s will be looking to return to winning ways when they host the Free State Under 21s at Jonsson KINGS PARK on Saturday morning in their SA Rugby Under 21 Championship match. A narrow 31-26 loss in a top of the table clash against the Blue Bulls last week ended a good run of form and they will be hoping that they can get …

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Continuity for Province

The Cell C Sharks side named to take on Western Province in Saturday’s round two Currie Cup clash has just one change as the coaching staff look to grow and develop the team without disruption. Losing in the first round was not how the script was written, but it’s important not to lose sight of what this campaign is all about and the need to…

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COACHING AND TEAM NEWS

After five seasons with the Cell C Sharks, initially as an assistant coach and thereafter as Head Coach, Robert du Preez will take up the next chapter of his coaching career.  This decision is a mutual one and both The Sharks and Robert have parted ways amicably. Robert remains a proud Shark, who represented this team as a former scrumhalf and …

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