- The Sharks get
their 2018 Currie
Cup campaign underway on Saturday knowing that there is
little room for error.
The Durbanites host the Blue Bulls at
Kings Park (kick-off is at 15:00).
With 2018 seeing the Currie Cup
round robin stage separated from two rounds to one, each of the seven sides
will only play six matches before the semi-finalists are determined.
It means that a poor run of
results is harder to bounce back from.
"It starts from the first
game and there is no second chance to get back into the season if you lose the
first two games," Sharks prop Juan
"Winning from the start is
very important because it's such a short season."
The Blue Bulls, meanwhile, were
impressive in their tournament opener this past weekend as they smashed the
Free State Cheetahs 34-12 in Bloemfontein.
Schoeman has watched that game,
and he says the Sharks have a few ideas of what to expect.
"We've seen their line speed
is massive and at scrum time they will bring it,"
"There is going to be a
challenge at the set phases and then with the line speed we'll have to know
what to do with ball in hand."