DURBAN – The Sharks are expecting a warm welcome in icy Canberra on Saturday for their Super Rugby quarter-final against the Brumbies, a team that is more South African in the way they play than Australian, according to skipper Louis Schreuder.
The Australian capital is currently experiencing below zero temperatures, with a matchday high of 10ºC predicted for a match that will kick off at 7.15pm local time.
No wonder the Sharks have chosen to base themselves in a warmer Sydney, at the cosy Coogee Beach location that stood them in good stead earlier this season when they defeated the Waratahs in their tour opener.
“We are very comfortable here in Coogee, a place we really enjoy and which was very welcome for us after the mad scramble to get to Australia after beating the Stormers at Newlands,” Schreuder said.
With an exciting quarter-final on the horizon, the @CellC Sharks will be performing with no half measures when they take on the @BrumbiesRugby in Australia. 🏉#BRUvSHA #OurSharksForever 🦈 pic.twitter.com/s8pFNmbIOI— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) June 18, 2019