According to our information, the Sharks will leave Durban today and base themselves in Rustenburg for the next few days, ahead of Saturday’s vital clash against the Bulls at Loftus.
The Durban side find themselves in knock-out mode a week earlier than they would have liked, with a win in Pretoria absolutely vital if they’re to even proceed to the Super Rugby finals series, which begins next weekend. Should they prevail on Saturday, a likely quarter-final in New Zealand against either the Blues or Crusaders will await, the first of three away knock-out games that the Sharks will need to win in order to raise the trophy.
With such a potentially daunting schedule ahead and with bodies and particularly minds that are close to exhaustion already after 17 rounds of intense Super Rugby action, it makes sense for the Sharks to get away for a few days, in a camp setting and spend some time together as a team, away from the Durban spotlight. Let’s hope that the Rustenburg camp proves exactly the right tonic for the boys and helps them to refresh themselves both physically and mentally ahead of a frankly huge game at Loftus this Saturday.
The “sold-out” signs went up at Loftus on Monday already and with the Bulls also needing a win on Saturday to ensure their own progression, you can be assured that no quarter will be asked or given by either side this weekend.Tweet