Kick-off Time – Featured Durban Blog

Kick-off Time: The SA Rugby U19 Championship kicks off this weekend for the Cell C Sharks Under 19s who travel to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to take on the EP Elephants Under 19s on Saturday. The issue facing the Under 19 side each year is the same, one of bonding a new group of players together and getting them to gel in a relatively short space of time. To address this, head coach Sean Everitt explains how things have changed in 2018. “We started earlier than normal this year with the contracted group of 17 players and slowly added to the … [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...]

Semi-final Time – Featured Durban Blog

Semi-final Time: The Cell C Sharks XV take on the Pumas in Nelspruit this weekend in their Super Sport Rugby Challenge semi-final with a measure of confidence gained out of two outstanding results over the past fortnight. Last week’s quarter-final defeat of the Lions XV at JONSSON KINGS PARK was an emphatic victory, beating their up-country opponents 55-12. This after the previous week’s 48-21 win over Free State which secured second spot on the Central Log. The Pumas defeated the Blue Bulls 30-24 in their quarter-final last weekend and will … [Read more...]

Quarter-Final Time for Cell C Sharks XV – Featured Durban Blog

Quarter-Final Time for Cell C Sharks XV: The Cell C Sharks XV will host the Xerox Golden Lions XV in their Supersport Rugby Challenge quarter-final clash at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Saturday afternoon. In what should be a competitive match between the sides, the curtain-raiser to the Cell C Sharks match against the Emirates Lions later, the tournament has now reached the important stages. Both teams are fresh – and morale-boosted – following big wins in the final weekend of the pool stages last weekend with the Lions enjoying a 47-29 victory over … [Read more...]