Cell C Sharks XV to Face Tafel Larger Griquas

Written by Jan Dyman (JD)

Posted in :Original Content on 17 Jun 2018 at 13:49

The Cell C Sharks XV are facing Tafel Lager Griquas in their second round SuperSport Rugby Challenge match at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in East London today.

The Cell C Sharks XV

1. Jordan Els
2. Andrew du Plessis
3. Ross Geldenhuys
4. Andrew Evans
5. Hyron Andrews
6. Wian Vosloo
7. Jacques Vermeulen
8. Tera Mtembu (C)

9. Francois de Villiers
10. Danrich Visagie
11. Leolin Zas
12. Marius Louw
13. Jeremy Ward
14. Kobus van Wyk
15. Courtney Winnaar

16. Kerron van Vuuren
17. Khutha Mchunu
18. Mzamo Majola
19. Kwanda Dimaza
20. Grant Williams
21. Aphelele Fassi
22. Rhyno Smith


  • Currently it’s halftime and Griquas is leading 28-17. Game is being broadcast on Supersport 10.

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.06.18 13:51:52 by JD Reply
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  • Team was taken as was published on Sharks website but I’ve seen that April has started at 10 and not Visagie.

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.06.18 13:53:34 by JD Reply
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  • I’ve seen Louw and Winner score tries.

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.06.18 14:01:51 by JD Reply
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  • Ward just scored and Griquas get yellow card for repeated offence.
    Score is 24-31.

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.06.18 14:19:22 by JD Reply
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  • Sorry for inconstant updates but juggling between Moto GP, Sharks and Le Mans 24h.

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.06.18 14:21:22 by JD Reply
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  • Sharks lose the game 38-34.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.06.18 14:44:16 by JD Reply
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  • interesting game, the team sheet did change form the one announced at first, I think visagie was on the bench but didnt see him come onto the pitch.

    Tight contest but the game was their to be won is we managed it better, very inconsistent performance.

    Scrums, line outs, handling all up and down all game.

    Ryno smith looks great at fh when he came on

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.06.18 16:47:48 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 7) : what I did see of the game the scrum struggled and April well what can we say!?!?!

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.06.18 18:33:00 by JD Reply
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  • From what i watched our defense seem woeful especially in the middle of the park. Not sure how many of our Super rugby guys will be around for CC but these guys seem just off the pace. I did expect more from our 10/12/13 all of whom are super rugby players.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.06.18 08:14:39 by SheldonK Reply

  • I was doing my fathers day duties (working) during this game so I only got to watch a few minutes at a time and in those few minutes the Sharks were always behind but looking dominant and about to score – my skewed view of the game was that we looked really good but must have been crap in the patches between to always be playing catch up.

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.06.18 12:35:19 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 10) : was a bit of a habitat of allowing them to score just after the Sharks scored. Couple of mistakes and close calls on the Quas goal line also did not help the Sharks!
    Think there was a serious problem with keeping concentration and intensity levels up!

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.06.18 12:55:06 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 8) : Scrums started poorly then we dominated the middle part of the game, and last 20min we struggle with the scrum.

    Smith came on and brought speed and urgency but April who had been carrying the team this year had a decent game, twice be slipped on the surface when clearing but on both occasions he found touch with decent distance. It’s unfortunate that he got injured earlier this season. We may have had a few more wins.

    The whole team was inconsistent, we created so many chance we should have scored a dozen tries.

    It was clear we lacked composer when I watch the game a second time knowing the result, we will have too improve should we make the quarter finals.

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.06.18 14:55:11 by revolverocelot Reply

  • Why was a game between the Kwas and Sharks XV scheduled in East London?

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.06.18 14:57:20 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 13) : There was also another game on the day plus a club game. They trying to get more people to the games but doing it like that. Rugby to the people or something along those lines, its why they played at a small stadium too

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.06.18 16:00:19 by SheldonK Reply

  • I understand the Sharks playing home games inside smaller towns in its own region, but East London surely falls in the Border region? Or did this one count as a “home” game for the Kwas?

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.06.18 16:07:23 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @SheldonK (Comment 14) : @Bokhoring (Comment 15) : It was a home game for then Sharks but like Sheldonk said they’re trying to take rugby to the people. In doing this they scheduled double headers so some teams played home games at natural venues.

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.06.18 17:02:51 by JD Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 15) : Since the SSRC started last year the primary idea has been to try and produce as many rugby festivals as possible, so many games are groups together, depending on numerous factors. even last year certain quarter finals were played at the smaller rugby stadium next too cape town stadium.

    the venues are also to a certain extent small towns, two festivals this year were in Worcester and Ousthoorn and the place was packed.

    The day usually includes a local club rugby derby plus too and sometimes three SSRC games, Attendance is free.

    We attended the one outside cape town stadium, dispite it being freezing there were lots of people and the atmosphere was nice.

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.06.18 11:55:03 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 17) : The quality of rugby aside i do think the way they have gone about it is good by playing at smaller stadiums with club games before or after. I think we kidding ourselves if we think we can fill out our huge 50 000 seater stadiums in this country. Play at smaller grounds that are full each week just like they do in the UK.

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.06.18 11:59:15 by SheldonK Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 17) : @SheldonK (Comment 18) : although at times the skills are not all there the players still give it 150% to win so some tackles are still brutal!!!
    I’m glad they’re taking rugby to the smaller places as living a far distance from decent rugby stadiums it’s nice to have rugby close by!

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.06.18 16:14:33 by JD Reply
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