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    2014-02-19 16:04
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    Durban - The Cell C Sharks are expecting a different type of game when they face the Hurricanes at Kings Park on Saturday.

    Last week’s 31-16 win over the Bulls was a more structured affair, but loose forward Willem Alberts said the attacking-minded New Zealanders are a different kettle of fish.

    “They are a very different side to the Bulls who are very structured and kick a lot,” Alberts told the Sharks website.

    “They are a typical New Zealand side and can run it from anywhere. It is a different challenge and one we look forward to.”

    While the humidity in Durban makes it tough to play an expansive game this time of the year, Alberts nevertheless expects the game to be more fast-paced than last week.

    “It’s hard to say how much quicker,” said Alberts. “With the ball so slippery it might not be that quick but certainly a different pace to the Bulls game.”

    Alberts warned his team-mates that the Hurricanes are a fantastic outfit with plenty of talent which makes for an exciting match.

    “They have a couple of All Blacks that have been their star players, Julian Savea out in the wing and their loosies are international class. We will see who they pick, do our analysis and then make our plans from then on.”

    Kick-off is at 17:05 on Saturday.

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