Reflections – Featured Durban Blog

Reflections: While the joy and euphoria of the Rugby World Cup fade, new challenges must take their place, and for Cell C Sharks wing Sbu Nkosi, the season ahead is an exciting one. “It was a wonderful experience winning the Rugby World Cup, but we’ve had to bury all that and now focus on making 2020 a successful season for our respective franchises,” he says. Having achieved the greatest success a rugby player can dream of, he explains that, “It’s given me confidence but also a lot of responsibility because I’ve come back to guys in the … [Read more...]

Reflections On A Growth Curve – Featured Durban Blog

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 given that there was a new head coach, there were always going to be challenges to overcome, new players to stand up and a new culture and expression of rugby style to … [Read more...]

Reflections – Featured Durban Blog

Reflections: Discipline and turn-overs cost the Cell C Sharks in our Vodacom Super Rugby clash with the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus on Saturday as it meant the home side could capitalise on this. Head Coach Robert du Preez summed it up after the match, saying, “It was another clinical performance from the Vodacom Bulls, they dismantled us, especially in that first 20 minutes; we just couldn’t get going with the penalties we conceded and they got an early lead. That’s how it started.” He admitted that the Vodacom Bulls game plan of putting points on … [Read more...]

Reflections – Featured Durban Blog

Reflections: The Cell C Sharks loss in the Currie Cup final at Growthpoint KINGS PARK should not define the team, but instead we should be looking at the many highs, accomplishments and developments made over the course of the season. Reflecting on the match, Cell C Sharks head coach Robert du Preez described the game as one of two halves. We had led from start to a stage in the second half when Province found their groove and started to assert themselves. A three try blitz on either side of half-time snatched momentum in their favour. “I … [Read more...]