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Established
1995 (26 years old)

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Kings Park Stadium
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Durban, South Africa

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25 Sep 21 Munster  42 - 17  The Sharks
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The Sharks (known as the Cell C Sharks for sponsorship reasons) is a South African professional rugby union team based in Durban in KwaZulu Natal, they competed in the Super Rugby competition (Super 10, 1993–95; Super 12, 1996 – 2005; Super 14, 2006–10; Super Rugby 2011–2020) until 2020 and centred on the Sharks union, also based in Durban and drawing players from all of KwaZulu-Natal Province, The team plays its home matches at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban.

In 1993–1995 South Africa was represented in the Super 10 by their three top unions (top three teams from the previous years Currie Cup). Natal (as they were called then) qualified in 1993 and 1994. Natal were runners-up in 1994 after having lost to Queensland 21-10 in the final. In 1996 and 1997 South Africa was represented in the Super 12 by their four top unions rather than franchises, and Natal qualified and competed both years. They have never won any of the Super Rugby competition, but have reached the final four times, as Natal in 1996 and as the Sharks in 2001, 2007 and 2012.

The side contains many Springbok players, including Thomas du Toit, Makazole Mapimpi, Lukhanyo Am and Curwin Bosch. They have also featured many international stars including France international Frédéric Michalak.

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Lukhanyo
Am




Hyron
Andrews




Thembelani
Bholi




Phepsi
Buthelezi




Jaden
Hendrikse




Siya
Kolisi




Makazole
Mapimpi




Khutha
Mchunu




Jj
Van



Khwezi
Mona




Kerron
Van


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Stadium or Home

The Kings Park Stadium (known as the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium for sponsorship reasons since March 8th 2018), is a stadium located in the Kings Park Sporting Precinct in Durban, South Africa.

The stadium was originally built with a capacity of 12,000 and opened in 1958, extensively renovated in the 1980s and then again in time for the 1995 Rugby World Cup. It currently has a capacity of 52,000 and is the home ground of the Sharks. The stadium has also been used by Durban-based Premier Soccer League football (soccer) clubs, as well as for large football finals.

It was previously also known as the ABSA Stadium (between 2000 and 2010), Mr Price Kings Park Stadium (in 2011 and 2012) and Growthpoint Kings Park (between 2013 and early 2018) due to sponsorship deals.

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