Cell C Sharks players will be honouring the frontline workers

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Date: Sunday, 28th February 2021
Time: 17h15
Venue: Jonsson Kings Park, Durban
Referee: AM Jacobs
Assistant Referees: Paul Mente, Archie Sehlako
Television Match Official: Marius Jonker

Our preparation fixtures kick off this Sunday as the Cell C Sharks host the Tafel Lager Griquas in their opening game in the series of preparation matches that pits teams from two pools against each other.

The Cell C Sharks are joined by DHL Stormers, NNC Pumas and Eastern Province Elephants in Pool B, with each team taking on every other in Pool A which is made up of the Vodacom Bulls, Lions, Toyota Cheetahs and Tafel Lager Griquas.

It will have been nearly a month since the Cell C Sharks were last in action, contesting the Carling Currie Cup final, and head coach Sean Everitt has free license to add to his squad depth by affording all his players an opportunity to get valuable game time ahead of the Rainbow Cup tournament.

Most of the matchday 23 are familiar faces, with welcome returns from injury for hooker Kerron van Vuuren and loose forward James Venter, while there are opportunities for youngsters like scrumhalf Grant Williams (who is highly regarded and has already had a taste of top flight rugby) and centre Murray Koster who have all been handed starts in this game.

Sunday’s match at Jonsson Kings Park is kicks off at 17h15 and will be live on Supersport.

Cell C Sharks

  1. Khwezi Mona
  2. Kerron van Vuuren
  3. Michael Kumbirai
  4. JJ vd Mescht
  5. Hyron Andrews
  6. James Venter
  7. Thembelani Bholi
  8. Phepsi Buthelezi
  9. Grant Williams
  10. Manie Libbok
  11. Anthony Volmink
  12. Murray Koster
  13. Jeremy Ward (C)
  14. Werner Kok
  15. Aphelele Fassi

Replacements:

  1. Fez Mbatha
  2. Ntuthuka Mchunu
  3. John-Hubert Meyer
  4. Reniel Hugo
  5. Mpilo Gumede
  6. Jaden Hendrikse
  7. Jordan Chait
  8. Thaakir Abrahams


Cell C Sharks wing, Sbu Nkosi stated: “Playing with our community in our hearts and minds represents our DNA. We understand that we are nothing without our fans and the communities that we represent, and it is fitting that we recognise the brave people of our country, who fight every single day to make a huge difference during this challenging period in our history.”

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