Bouncing Back – Featured Durban Blog

Bouncing Back: The Cell C Sharks will know what is necessary in defence of the Currie Cup title won last year following a first-round loss to Griquas at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Friday evening. In his assessment of the match, Cell C Sharks head coach Sean Everitt felt that it was a match when pretty much everything went wrong for his team. “We can look at the players’ effort and there were some guys who really put their hands up, but we have to admit that Griquas totally outplayed us in every facet of the game. They were better than us at lineout … [Read more...]

Disappointing Season Opener – Featured Durban Blog

Disappointing Season Opener: The Cell C Sharks defence of the Currie Cup crown was dealt a blow on the opening weekend after going down 37-13 to the visiting Tafel Lager Griquas at Jonsson KINGS PARK on Friday evening. Griquas, with the benefit of a successful SuperSport Challenge campaign behind them and minimal disruption to personnel all year, put in a spirited effort from the start to earn a hard-earned victory. Two minutes into the game, Griquas got their hands on turnover ball and quickly made it count with the Cell C Sharks having to … [Read more...]

Preview – Cell C Sharks vs. Tafel Lager Griquas – Featured Durban Blog

Preview – Cell C Sharks vs. Tafel Lager Griquas: Tonight’s opening Currie Cup clash in defence of the Cell C Sharks’ title will be a real tester for a fairly experienced side when we host Griquas at JONSSON KINGS PARK this evening (7.15pm kick-off).   Often the Currie Cup is a competition where introducing youngsters into the senior side is the order of the day, but this year there is a very settled look about a team with instantly recognisable names as well as an old favourite who has returned to the fold.   JP Pietersen is back in the Black … [Read more...]

Co-captaincy – Featured Durban Blog

Co-captaincy: While it is not a novel idea, the concept of having a dual leadership set-up for the Cell C Sharks’ Currie Cup campaign is all about development and growth within the side and building for the future. The Cell C Sharks have a good mix of experienced, battle-hardened players and some exciting and talented youngsters which bodes well in the team’s defence of the title they hold after defeating Western Province in last year’s final to be crowned Currie Cup champions. In announcing Jeremy Ward and Tera Mtembu as the Cell C Sharks … [Read more...]