Sharks Mag April 2014

UP FRONT

SHARKSLIFE
Straight from KINGS PARK tunnel, all the latest from inside, and outside, The Tank

EDITORIAL
Sharks scoop: John Smit back as Player-CEO!.

HEADS UP
Important games against the Lions, Cheetahs and Highlanders this month

PAUL JORDAAN
The Cell C Sharks centre hasn’t yet reached his full attacking potential in black and white, for a variety of reasons, of which injury probs have been the most frustrating. All of this looks likely to change in 2014…

IN MIDFIELD

ALL TIME HIGH
The Highlanders arrive from Dunedin on the 25th of this month, and thus it’s fitting to revisit the South Islanders’ first visit to these shores 17 years ago, and the Natal Sharks’ record 75-43 victory in 1997

IAN McINTOSH
Our resident coaching guru re-examines the engine room and how it is wired…

FROM THE STANDS WITH STEFAN TERBLANCHE
Our resident Sharks legend has a bone to pick with SM this month, yet we can’t exactly understand what all the excitement is about…

DICK COCKS
Our resident Wallaby ledge reports on his 69th birthday bash, as well as some footy action down under…

HOME IS WHERE THE SHARK IS
In the first part of our new series exploring the habitats of our beloved Cell C Sharks, we pay a visit to Willem, Nicolene and six-month-old Lisa Alberts at their charming Glenashley abode

PIET STRYDOM
And the fat lady has sung. It is a time of dramatic change in Sharks rugby and an era has ended with Piet Strydom put out to pasture following a long and distinguished career.

BACK ROW

SHARK REPORTS
The past month’s match action and stats for you in a nutshell

THOMAS DU TOIT
At 18 years of age, the Cell C Sharks XV had to obtain special SARU clearance to field him in the Vodacom Cup, but this young gun has already indicated that he’s ready, and raring, to mix it with the “ballies” in the front row…

CLUB CRAWL
The club rugby scene at a glance

PLANET SHARKS
From London to Loftus, you guys spread The Sharks brand…

LOOKS WHO’S SUPPORTING THE SHARKS…
He was born and bred in Durban, educated at Penzance and WBHS and supports the Cell C Sharks. Oh, yes, and Chad le Clos is an Olympic, World and Commonwealth swimming champ too…


Name: Francois Steyn
Age: 26
Height: 1.91m
Weight: 106kg
Position: Centre

Having played his early rugby with the Cell C Sharks before heading to play in France, he returned to Durban and played a starring role in their Absa Currie Cup Final victory over Western Province. A big, strong centre with a massive boot, capable of converting from the halfway line and further, he is an outstanding talent who has played over 50 times for his country, including the successful 2007 Rugby World Cup.

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