Addison and Sharks ready to shake up Premiership

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:36
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NEWS: Will Addison has said the Sharks want to shock people this season, as the side look forward to the announcement of the Premiership fixtures on Friday.

Addison is looking to pick up from his form of last season, before he picked up an injury against Saracens in February, which ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Will revealed his current level of fitness: "The injury is coming on really well, it's our third week of pre-season, and I've just started to get into team sessions. I took part in my first backs session yesterday which went well - it's coming along nicely,"

Addison said he can't wait for 2017/18 season to get underway: "I'm really excited - the new signings we've made, and the progress of the young players made last year - the only way we can go is up really. The standards have been set early on, and we want to shock a few people this year.

"We've not set any goals yet, there are still a few boys away from our senior squad, so what we are concentrating on at the moment is the foundation of our game, and we will build it up from there,"

The Cumbrian centre says he can't wait to take the field with the likes of Faf de Klerk and James O'Connor: "It's really exciting to be part of the back line this year. We've got a lot of exuberant young players in the team, and historically Sale have always had good senior players who've led from the front.

"We've got a bit of a younger mix to it now, and there is a lot of emphasis on us stepping us as leaders. Our exuberance and youth speaks for itself, but it's going to be a really hard test of our leadership,"

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Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
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Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Newcastle Falcons 22 10 0 12 49
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