The Cell C Sharks leave for Argentina today to take on the Jaguares in our penultimate pool match of the 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby campaign.
Saturday’s match is the second last of the pool stages, followed by a successive away game – to the DHL Stormers in Cape Town – before the start of the knock-out rounds.
With the congestion in the South African pool as it is, both of these intra-conference matches take on huge importance as the jockeying for positions reaches its climactic flourish.
Head coach Rob du Preez has named a 25 man squad that travels to Argentina, taking 14 forwards and 11 backs. Akker van der Merwe remains on the injured list and has not been included, but good news is the possible return to play for Craig Burden who has been named as the second hooker along with Kerron van Vuuren.
Injuries have also ruled out Beast Mtawarira and Cameron Wright whose replacement on tour is the exciting scrumhalf Zee Makhabela who made his debut off the bench against the Hurricanes at JONSSON KINGS PARK on Saturday. Jeremy Ward, who has led the Cell C Sharks XV in the SuperSport Challenge has also been included amongst the backs.
Cell C Sharks Touring Squad
|Coenie Oosthuizen||Louis Schreuder (Captain)|
|Craig Burden||Andre Esterhuizen|
|Daniel du Preez||Aphelele Fassi|
|Hyron Andrews||Curwin Bosch|
|Jacques Vermeulen||Jeremy Ward|
|Jean-Luc du Preez||Kobus van Wyk|
|John-Hubert Meyer||Lukhanyo Am|
|Juan Schoeman||Makazole Mapimpi|
|Kerron van Vuuren||Robert du Preez|
|Mzamo Majola||Sbu Nkosi|
|Ruan Botha||Zee Makhabela|
|Ruben van Heerden|
|Thomas du Toit|