Durban, 21st April 2019:  A 27-man Cell C Sharks touring squad will depart on a three-week Australasian tour today.


Head Coach, Robert du Preez has opted to take 16 forwards and 11 backs on tour.  The tour opener will be in Parramatta against the Waratahs, before the team heads over to New Zealand to take on the Crusaders and finally the Chiefs before returning home.


The Cell C Sharks have always enjoyed touring and after a disappointing stretch of results at home, the team will look to refocus and get their campaign back on track.


Cell C Sharks Touring Squad

Akker van der Merwe Andre Esterhuizen
Coenie Oosthuizen Aphelele Fassi
Daniel du Preez Cameron Wright
Hyron Andrews Curwin Bosch
Jacques Vermeulen Kobus van Wyk
Jean-Luc du Preez Louis Schreuder (c)
John-Hubert Meyer Lukhanyo Am
Kerron van Vuuren Makazole Mapimpi
Luke Stringer Marius Louw
Mzamo Majola Robert du Preez
Philip van der Walt Sbu Nkosi
Ruan Botha
Ruben van Heerden
Tendai Mtawarira
Thomas du Toit
Tyler Paul



Prop, Juan Schoeman was not considered for the tour due to picking up an MCL injury in the match against the Reds.


The Cell C Sharks team to play the Waratahs will be announced on Thursday, 25th April.