Sharks side named for Crusaders clash

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Cell C Sharks vs Crusaders

 

Date Saturday, 4 April 2015
Time 15h00
Venue : Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban
Referee : Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees : Ben Crouse, Rodney Boneparte
Television Match Official : Willie Vos

 

15. SP Marais
14. Odwa Ndungane
13. JP Pietersen
12. Andre Esterhuizen
11. Lwazi Mvovo
10. Patrick Lambie (Captain)
9. Cobus Reinach
8. Ryan Kankowski
7. Jean Deysel
6. Marcell Coetzee
5. Marco Wentzel
4. Mouritz Botha
3. Jannie du Plessis
2. Kyle Cooper
1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements
16. Franco Marais
17. Thomas du Toit
18. Matt Stevens
19. Lubabalo Mtyanda
20. Renaldo Bothma
21. Conrad Hoffmann
22. Fred Zeilinga
23. Waylon Murray

Quotes from Director of Rugby, Gary Gold: 

“The Crusaders are a fantastic team, loaded with All Blacks. They have not won this competition as many times as they have by accident. They can never be taken lightly and we all know what a dangerous side they are when they hit their straps.

“It’s fantastic to play against a team of this quality; every team wants to be measured against the best. We are confident with our group of players and are excited about the match-up this weekend.”

The Cell C Sharks to play in special jerseys 

On Tuesday, The Sharks launched their legacy campaign ‘Sharks Forever Fans’, which sees The Sharks team up with the Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa to raise awareness and promote the need for organ donation, which ultimately saves lives.
To launch this initiative, the Cell C Sharks will be wearing a limited edition jersey for their match against the Crusaders this Saturday. After the match these jerseys will be auctioned to raise funds for the project.

STATS AND INTERESTING FACTS

Cell C Sharks vs Crusaders

Super Rugby Head-to-head:
Played: 21, Cell C Sharks won: 5, Crusaders won: 15, Drawn: 1

In 2014: Cell C Sharks won 30 – 25 (Christchurch) & Crusaders won 38 – 6 (Semi-final)

* The Cell C Sharks have averaged more kicks from hand per game (29.3) but are also the recipients of more kicks from hand (28.9);
* The Cell C Sharks have scored the most tries in the 2nd quarter (7);
* The Crusaders have scored the most tries in the 3rd quarter (8);
* The Crusaders concede the most turnovers per game (18.2);
* Marcell Coetzee is the joint top-try scorer this season and the top-scoring forward after crossing the whitewash four times in six games.

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