Sharks to warm up for Super 18 against Toulon and Toulouse

Heimar Williams defends the ball for the Sharks against Toulon

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 Toulouse.

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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