Knock-out Time – Featured Durban Blog

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 continuity. “We’re very fortunate, a couple of guys are being held together by strapping, but that’s the nature of a long season,” the coach admits. “The same team, with the confidence from last … [Read more...]

Knockout Rugby – Featured Durban Blog

Knockout Rugby: The Cell C Sharks team to face the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in the final Currie Cup clash of the pool stages has been bolstered by two returning Springboks as the team look to finish on a high. Thomas du Toit and Andre Esterhuizen, released back to their province, have been named in the side to travel to Pretoria for one last push before the semi-finals. Du Toit takes over from Mzamo Majola who plays off the bench, while Esterhuizen will feature at centre, with co-captain Jeremy Ward shifting to the number 13 jersey … [Read more...]

Knock-out Time – Featured Durban Blog

Knock-out Time: Although it’s not technically a knock-out match this Saturday when the Cell C Sharks host the Jaguares at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Saturday, the clash will determine our continued presence in the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament. Daniel du Preez had to undergo a medical examination after leaving the field against the Stormers on Saturday, but the good news is that he has suffered no serious consequences that had him stretchered from the field. He has a pinched nerve on the neck and if he comes through training this week, he will be … [Read more...]

Collegians win FLYA knockout – Featured Durban Blog

Collegians win FLYA knockout: SA Home Loans Durban Collegians picked up the first club rugby trophy of the new season when they edged out eThekwini Refractories Amanzimtoti 16-6 in a hard fought Flya Club Knockout final at the home of Bidvest Insurance Crusaders in Ranleigh Crescent Durban North last Friday evening. The game played in front of a good crowd, considering the weather conditions, on the ‘A’ Field produced some good rugby none the less. With the game played in the wet, which was the worst possible conditions for running … [Read more...]