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Coastal Derby – DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks gear up for the Rainbow Cup

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After a disappointing turn of events where UK officials failed to approve travel for South African teams due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Rainbow Cup competition will continue with dual events . Teams look ahead to bluer skies as they stay focused on their first coastal derby this weekend. The DHL Stormers are set to play on their home ground at Cape Town Stadium against the Cell C Sharks. Steven Kitshoff leads the DHL Stormers on Saturday with 101 caps under his name, with the extension of his contract, DHL Stormers Head Coach John Dobson had said “Steven is a world-class player on top of his game who has the respect of everyone in the rugby world. To have a person of his calibre and deep connection to this team as our talisman going forward is immense” . We also see Siya Kolisi header back into the team for his preparation for the year ahead.

The top four South Africans teams all have one thing in common, each team has a performance driven side built on consistency and we saw this throughout the Preparation Series with the help of their coaching and management teams undoubtedly we should see teams at their highest performance levels. As performance driven sides they focus on work rates and hard grafting behind the scenes, which is extremely important to produce successful rugby teams.

Fans and communities expect Cell C Sharks and DHL Stormers to continue with their good form and to provide an exciting brand of rugby for the competition as well as a desire to succeed in short a full blooded South African derby. Teams to be announced during this week.

Saturday 1 May – Supersport TV
14h00: DHL Stormers v Cell C Sharks (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)
19h00: Vodacom Bulls v Emirates Lions (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)

Source: Fatima Said


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