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Following the Cell C Sharks dramatic 12-9 victory over the DHL Stormers on Saturday, Head Coach Robert du Preez has selected a 27-man squad for this coming weekend’s Vodacom Super Rugby quarter-final clash with the Brumbies in Canberra.

The team departed for Australia on Sunday evening without Beast Mtawarira who will not make the trip after his withdrawal with a knee niggle from the Stormers match. Philip van der Walt and Jean-Luc du Preez have also not yet been passed fit to play, although Craig Burden has been included after picking up a hamstring tweak that ruled him out of Saturday’s match. Further good news is the inclusion of Curwin Bosch who also missed the Stormers game but is now fully fit.

“The Stormers are a fantastic side and the game could have gone either way,” said Robert du Preez following the team’s win that secured a top eight finish and a place in the play-offs in a drama-filled final weekend of Vodacom Super Rugby action.

“The game was in the balance all the way to the final hooter, but I thought the character the boys showed was tremendous and that vindicated everything this team is about on attack and defence.

“We were dominant the whole game and scored two tries. But rugby is a cruel game, a game of moments.”

Cell C Sharks Touring Squad

Coenie OosthuizenLouis Schreuder (Captain)
Cullen CollopyAndre Esterhuizen
Craig BurenAphelele Fassi
Daniel du PreezCameron Wright
Gideon KoegelenbergCurwin Bosch
Hyron AndrewsJeremy Ward
Jacques VermeulenKobus van Wyk
John-Hubert MeyerLukhanyo Am
Juan SchoemanMakazola Mapimpi
Kerron van VuurenRobert du Preez
Luke StringerRhyno Smith
Mzamo MajolaS’bu Nkosi
Ruben van Heerden 
Thomas du Toit 
Tyler Paul

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