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The Sharks have been one of the most successful sides competing in Super Rugby since inception in 1996 and have always included a talent pool of players with outstanding ability, The past decade has been extremely successful in a number of ways, having won the Absa Currie Cup in 2008, 2010 and 2013 and contributed a record number of players selected for the Springboks – the largest number from any union in the country.
The past two decades have seen two Springbok captains come from the Sharks setup and a number of Springbok players as well, the most being in 2009 with 11 players coming through the ranks. John Smit has led the Springboks to two Vodacom Tri-Nations titles (2004, 2009), the Rugby World Cup (2007) and an historic series victory over the British & Irish Lions in 2009. The Sharks brand is one of the most prominent, not only in South Africa, but also the world. It extends beyond the sport of rugby, with many CSI initiative and projects outside of the game.
The Sharks Anti-Bullying Campaign was launched in 2012 with great effect, featuring TV time for the advert and school visits around the province, where the message that “Bullies are Losers” was spread by The Sharks. Development clinics were also run at some of the disadvantaged schools to help the youngsters hone their skills while giving them an opportunity to interact with the players. Other “Making a Difference” activities include the Sharksmart programme, embracing the Drink ‘n Drive Campaign, coaching previously disadvantaged children of all age and assisting charities to raise funds through signed merchandise and other projects.
As previous ambassadors for Dis-Chem’s Choose Safe Supplements Campaign, The Sharks rugby team has a firm stance against doping in sport and only makes use of Informed Sport and Informed Choice- certified products in the Biogen range.
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