Sharks to play Toulon and Toulouse in France




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Durban based Super Rugby franchise the Sharks have confirmed that they will
warm up for the Super Rugby season with matches in France against Toulon and

The Sharks warmed up for the 2015 season with a match against Toulon in France
and they will repeat that trip in 2016 as well as taking on Toulouse.

The tour will begin with a visit to Stade Mayol first up to take on two-time
European champs Toulon on Friday, 5th February 2016. The final match of the
tour will be against Toulouse on Thursday, 11th February.

In a statement the Sharks said, “We believe that in order to be the best
you need to play the best. These matches against the best European Rugby Clubs
in recent history marks an ideal opportunity to fine tune our preparation for
an important Super Rugby season ahead.”

Confirming the match, Gary Gold, The Sharks Director of Rugby said: “We
are excited about our pre-season tour to France. The quality of the opposition
we will be facing will ensure that we get the necessary preparation we require
ahead of the start of our Super Rugby campaign.

“Our players will also enjoy the challenge presented by the full strength
Toulon and Toulouse teams and it is sure to be a fantastic rugby occasion for
those two matches.”

A full strength Sharks squad is set to make the tour and fans can look forward
to two entertaining and action-packed encounters.

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