Sharks surprise for fans up North

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 6 Dec 2013 at 15:04
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It’s been confirmed today that the Sharks will play Saracens in a pre-season fixture at Allianz Park in London on 25 January next year.

Due to the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing, the Sharks have released no information about the fixture, save to confirm the it is indeed taking place. More details will be released in the coming week.

You can, however, find some details on the Saracens website.

More to follow on this next week.


  • Will definitely try get tickets for this!!!

    Hopefully a better result than against the Crusaders at Twickenham :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.12.13 15:26:38 by SeanyJMc Reply
  • Yaasss! Defo going to be there. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.12.13 15:33:36 by gregkaos Reply
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  • This will be an interesting game on that artificial pitch. I wonder what strength team we will send over…

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.12.13 15:39:43 by SheldonK Reply

  • Wonder if it will be televised?

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.12.13 15:44:14 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Far to go for a warmup game….

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.12.13 15:51:08 by KingsArmy Reply

  • @KingsArmy (Comment 5) : Im guessing there is more to it than just a warm up. Great chance to pick up and share ideas

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.12.13 16:20:25 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 6) : ja right like the Great White needs to share ideas let alone pick up ideas,get real

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.12.13 16:44:33 by benji Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 6) : do you know who the Great White is?

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.12.13 16:46:32 by benji Reply
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  • @SeanyJMc (Comment 1) : Am with you on this! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.12.13 18:29:18 by Seaton Reply

  • @benji (Comment 7) : wasnt talking to you big boy

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.12.13 20:39:36 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Warm-up game in the middle of English winter?!?! More like cool break from Durban heat. Great way to expand the brand.

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.12.13 22:17:46 by JD Reply
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  • Should be a great game. Currie cup champions vs the Premiership leaders. I don’t think either side will hold back in a game that will reward the victor with serious bragging rights.

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.12.13 23:16:46 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Oh baby! I never thought the Sharks would come back to Europe. I went to the Crusaders game in 2011, and will definitely go to this one!

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.12.13 02:56:06 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

  • John Smit amazes me everyday. Great outing and exposure for the boys. Both teams won’t hold back. Should be a cracker.

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.12.13 04:11:27 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • wow, seems there are quite a few sharksworlders in the UK?

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.12.13 09:41:27 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Knew this would happen 😎

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.12.13 15:43:28 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • Stormers played Wasps in 2005 in the UK, so hardly anything new.

    Nothing more than a marketing gimmick.

    Would be surprised if Saracens put out anywhere near a full strength side.

    Just a practice match where you have to pay to watch. 🙄

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.12.13 23:44:35 by McLovin Reply

  • To be honest its just a money making thing. Jwhite isn’t gonna learn anything there. Nothing wrong with making money, just feel sry for the players, probably the last thing they feel like doing. [More traveling]

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.12.13 13:35:31 by KingsArmy Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 17) : actually there was a time when the Sharks used to make an annual trip to the UK to play a warm up game before the S12. Sharks have done this many times before, John Smit probably played in a couple of them at the start of his Sharks career, so as you say, nothing new. The Stormers copied the Sharks, same as their “men in black” thingy…

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.12.13 14:49:09 by Feather Reply

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  • I’ll definitely try to make it over there for this match. It might be a problem as it’s my mums birthday!!! 😕

    To those of you questioning what this match is for, it’s a warm up game, as a warm up (test the combos) kind of thing. Why is there confusion. Why Saracens? Probably because Smit wanted to bring in another piece of his past.

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.12.13 22:29:42 by David12246 Reply

  • Will definitely go to this game, should be a cracker

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.12.13 01:04:20 by Saffex Reply

  • There’s no chance Sarries will be at full strength (disappointingly). They have a LV Cup match against Newcastle the following day.

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.12.13 10:48:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : That throws a spanner in the works

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.12.13 23:41:35 by Saffex Reply


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