Match Preview: Cell C Sharks

Match Preview: Cell C Sharks

Get the latest ahead of Saturday's United Rugby Championship Round 14 match against the Cell C Sharks at Hollywoodbets Kings Park Stadium (26 March, kick-off 3.05pm GMT/5.05pm local) with this week's Match Preview.

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How to watch

The match is live on Premier Sport and URC TV, but you can also keep up with minute-by-minute updates via the Galbraith Match Centre.


Team news

The Edinburgh team to face Cell C Sharks will be named at Midday today.


Match Officials

Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR, 21stcompetition game)
Assistant: Griffin Colby, Stephan Geldenhuys (both SARU)
TMO: Egon Seconds (SARU)


Match stats and facts

Cell C Sharks have won their last four United Rugby Championship matches since they were defeated by DHLStormers in Cape Town in early February.This is their only defeat in the Championship since October.

Sharks record in Durban in the United Rugby Championship this season is won three, drawn one.

Sharks only previous fixture against a Scottish opponent was their 24-35 defeat in Glasgow on 2 October.

Edinburgh’s only win in their last five United Rugby Championship matches was 56-8 at home to Connacht on 4 March.

Edinburgh have not won away from home in the Championship since their visit to Dragons at the end of November.

Edinburgh are undefeated in their last three fixtures against South African opponents whilst their record in South Africa in the United Rugby Championship is won one, lost two.

The two clubs have never met before.


Team comparison

COMPARISONSharksEdinburgh
Last 3 URC results26 Feb - Benetton (A) W 29-718 Feb - Munster (A) L 20-34
11 Mar -Scarlets (H) W 37-204 Mar - Connacht (H) W 56-8
19 Mar -Zebre (H) W 38-618 Mar - Glasgow (A) L 17-30

URC 2021/226th - W7 D1 L4 - 36pts5th - W7 D1 L5 - 39pts
URC FormDlwwWW (22pts)WlllWl (11pts)
Top try scorer5 - Makazole Mapimpi5 - Ben Vellacott, Boan Venter, Ramiro Moyano Joya, Emiliano Boffelli
Top points scorer66 - Curwin Bosch
67 - Emiliano Boffelli

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