Sharks keen to make a mark in inaugural Rainbow Cup

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Sharks prop Ox Nche after the first day of training for the new rugby season at King’s Park in Durban on Tuesday.
Sharks prop Ox Nche after the first day of training for the new rugby season at King’s Park in Durban on Tuesday.
Carl Peters

In roughly seven weeks’ time, the Sharks will officially begin a fresh quest for a new trophy as part of South Africa’s realigned rugby set-up that now contains a major European component.

Preparations for that sporting adventure began on Tuesday with a lively session in steamy Durban and with powerful prop Ox Nche confirming his team’s desire to “make a mark” during the inaugural Rainbow Cup starting on April 17.

This comes just four weeks after the revamped Bulls dashed their Currie Cup title hopes with victory in the dying minutes in Pretoria, and 11 months after Covid-19 dismantled one of their best opportunities for Super Rugby glory.

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