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United Rugby Championship
26
Nov
2021

Vodacom URC matches postponed due to COVID variant risk

The Vodacom United Rugby Championship announced on Friday that this weekend’s round six matches in South Africa had been postponed due to the emergence of a new variant of COVID-19 (B.1.1.529). Next week’s round seven matches have also been postponed. In a statement, organisers said that due to the sudden developments that had placed South...
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24
Nov
2021

The Scarlet Challenge

Vodacom United Rugby Championship action resumes this weekend after a break for the autumn test window with the Cell C Sharks playing their first home match of the tournament this weekend. On Saturday Jonsson Kings Park plays host to the Scarlets who hail from Wales, the match kicking off in front of spectators for the...
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18
Oct
2021

A Tour to Learn From

The Cell C Sharks emerged from their five week Vodacom United Rugby Championship tour a little battle weary after four tough and demanding matches against internationally-laden teams from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. A final round defeat to Cardiff Rugby on Saturday night wasn’t in the planning and a reverse result would have no doubt put...
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16
Oct
2021

Cardiff Rugby vs Cell C Sharks Match Preview

The Cell C Sharks will look to end off an gruelling five week, four match Vodacom United Rugby Championship tour of Ireland, Scotland and Wales on a high this Saturday when they take on Cardiff Rugby at Cardiff Arms Park. The Durban side would dearly love to finish the four match tour with back-to-back wins...
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14
Oct
2021

Final Match on Tour

There are numerous factors that influence a team’s success, but for a Cell C Sharks team that face Cardiff Rugby in Saturday’s fourth round Vodacom United Rugby Championship, there are four main ones. This week head coach Sean Everitt will be looking for more of the same from his charges as they look to end...
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13
Oct
2021

Back in the Tank

Many long-standing Cell C Sharks fans will remember scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar with great fondness, be it the try he scored against the Blue Bulls in the 2008 Carling Currie Cup Final, or his touchline conversion of Odwa Ndungane’s try against the Crusaders two minutes after the final whistle in that amazing 2007 Vodacom Super Rugby...
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11
Oct
2021

Sticking to the Plan

Winning matches is often about formulating the right game-plan, sticking to it and then executing and that’s exactly what the Cell C Sharks delivered in their week three Vodacom United Rugby Championship victory over Ospreys on Friday evening. Head coach Sean Everitt was thrilled with his team’s effort and commitment to the cause in their...
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11
Oct
2021

Dominant Victory

The Cell C Sharks earned their first win in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship with a commanding 27-13 round three victory over Ospreys in Swansea on Friday evening. It was a dominant effort from the Cell C Sharks, forcing mistakes from their hosts with their suffocating pressure and the Welsh side finding themselves unable to...
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Ospreys
08
Oct
2021

Ospreys vs Cell C Sharks Match Preview

The Cell C Sharks take on a third new challenge in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship, swapping Irish and Scottish opposition for the Welsh Ospreys in Cardiff on Friday evening. With each week promising to deliver action and excitement, this match won’t disappoint and the Cell C Sharks will approach this match in Swansea with...
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06
Oct
2021

Flying with Ospreys

The Cell C Sharks’ Vodacom United Rugby Championship focus now shifts to Wales, where they take on Ospreys in round three in a Friday night match (20H35 kick-off). With much of the talk surrounding the need for an adjustment to the challenges presented by the new competition, Cell C Sharks skills coach Phiwe Nomlomo admits...
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