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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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WEDNESDAY CLUB RUGBY COLUMN

The final curtain dropped on the 2019 club rugby season last weekend with Harlequins winning the Findlay Cup out on their home grounds on the Bluff, when they beat Voortrekker from Pietermaritzburg 30- 12 in the final of the 97-year-old knockout competition. The Findlay Cup was presented to the Union in 1922 in honour of the loyal long-serving r…

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Reflections on a Growth Curve

While it wasn’t quite the end to the Cell C Sharks Currie Cup tournament that the team had worked so hard towards, a number of positives have emerged out of the campaign that bode well for the future. There is no doubting the fact that the team that performed in the Currie Cup had lost vast experience from the Vodacom Super Rugby campaign, and…

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HOLLYWOODBETS WEDNESDAY CLUB COLUMN

College Rovers once again retained the Hollywoodbets Murray Cup for the third consecutive year edging out SA Home Loans Durban Collegians 44-22 in yet another enthralling and classic final going into extra time. Certainly, the rugby purists couldn’t have asked for anything better in a final at the home of Bidvest Insurance Crusaders. It was a …

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COACHING STAFF CONFIRMED FOR 2020

THE SHARKS MEDIA RELEASE COACHING STAFF CONFIRMED FOR 2020 Durban, 2nd September 2019:  The Sharks are happy to confirm that Currie Cup Head Coach, Sean Everitt will head up the Cell C Sharks coaching team for the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament. He will be ably assisted by backline/attack coach David Williams and the new addition of the hig…

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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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