‘Phepsi’ to lead Sharks as they begin URC journey

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Sharks captain Phendulani ‘Phepsi’ Buthelezi.
Sharks captain Phendulani ‘Phepsi’ Buthelezi.

Young skipper Phendulani “Phepsi” Buthelezi will lead the Sharks when they start their United Rugby Championship (URC) journey in Europe next week.

The Durban-based franchise left South Africa for Ireland with a squad of 34 players for the much-anticipated URC tournament starting on Friday.

The competition pits four local rugby franchises — which are Sharks, Bulls, Stormers and the Lions; against top teams from Ireland — Wales, Scotland, and Italy.

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