The Sharks meet Western Province in Newlands on Saturday

Ruan Botha captains the team on Saturday in the game against Western Province.

THE Cell C Sharks will be looking to make it five in a row when they take on Western Province at Newlands on Saturday’s Currie Cup match, having won their previous four consecutive matches.

There haven’t been too many changes announced for this clash and the team has had a two-week break.

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“We are pleased with where we are currently and our performances going into the break.  The effort shown by the players speaks to the character of this team,” said head coach, Robert du Preez.

“We almost have to reset the button now and focus on the next few matches. Building on the momentum we gained and focussing on our strengths as well as showing improvement each week is important.”



Western Province vs Cell C Sharks

Date : Saturday, 26 August 2017
Time : 15h00
Venue DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Referee Jaco Peyper
Assistant Referees Egon Seconds, Stephan Geldenhuys
Television Match Official Shaun Veldsman

The team
Inny Radebe
Kobus van Wyk
Jeremy Ward
Lukhanyo Am
S’busiso Nkosi
Benhard Janse van Rensburg
Louis Schreuder
Tera Mtembu
Tyler Paul
Jacques Vermeulen
Ruan Botha (c)
Jean Droste
Ross Geldenhuys
Franco Marais
Juan Schoeman


Akker van der Merwe
Mzamo Majola
John-Hubert Meyer
Wian Vosloo
Michael Claassens
Rhyno Smith
Odwa Ndungane


  • Keegan Daniel (abscess) and Thomas du Toit (bone bruise on ankle) were not considered for selection due to injury;

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  • Due to a disciplinary issue, fullback Garth April has been omitted from the Cell C Sharks team to play in Cape Town on Saturday.  This decision was taken by our player leadership group in consultation with the coaches and team manager. Our team culture demands a strong work ethic and respect for one’s self and the team is a non-negotiable. Garth is a talented player and we hope that he emerges from this with renewed focus​.



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