The Sharks will travel to France in February 2016, on a pre-season tour ahead of the start of their Super Rugby campaign. There are two games lined-up for the tour with a visit to Stade Mayol first up to take on two-time European champs Toulon on Friday, 5 February 2016. The final match of the tour will be against Toulouse on Thursday, 11 February.
The Durban franchise says it believes 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 preparation for an important Super Rugby season ahead, the franchise says. Confirming the matches, Gary Gold, The Sharks Director of Rugby says: ‘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.