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United Rugby Championship: Sharks vs Bulls – Live Scores

The Sharks host the Bulls in a hastily arranged South African derby on Friday as the United Rugby Championship continues despite the pandemic’s best efforts.

Sharks vs Bulls – Live Scores

Cell C Sharks head coach Sean Everitt didn’t hold back and decided to name almost his full complement of Springboks for their clash against the Vodacom Bulls in Durban on Friday evening.

No fewer than six players who accompanied the Boks on their recent tour of the United Kingdom were included in the KwaZulu-Natalians’ starting team, underlining the seriousness with which they are approaching this encounter.

Bongi Mbonambi will make his debut for the Cell C Sharks, starting at hooker, while Thomas du Toit, Siya Kolisi, Lukhanyo Am, Sbu Nkosi and Makazole Mapimpi will all run out for the hosts.

“While we’re up against a tough side in the Vodacom Bulls, this is a Cell C Sharks side that grew over the first four rounds of the URC and we’re looking forward to taking the Bulls on in front of our fans, even if it’s a limited number,” said Everitt.

“It’s going to be great to have spectators cheering the Cell C Sharks on and I’m sure the players will deliver a performance fitting the gratitude they have for their support.”

Jake White, the Vodacom Bulls’ Director of Rugby, is under no illusions as to the mammoth task that awaits his team in Durban, where they will face a host of internationals featuring Kurt-Lee Arendse at fullback in a rejigged backline.

“It does not get much tougher than that,” said White. “The Cell C Sharks, playing at home, with all those international players will be massive for us. I can tell you; we are very excited that we will get to measure ourselves against what is essentially an international side now again. There’s a bit of a buzz, it’s like a test match for us.”

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