Toulon team celebrates after beating Clermont in the Heineken Cup rugby tournament final in Dublin

Two time Heineken Cup champions Toulon have accepted the challenge presented to them by The Sharks CEO John Smit to play the Cell C Sharks in a North vs. South pre-season friendly.

The date for this clash has been set for Thursday, 5th February 2015 at the Stade Mayol in Toulon.

We believe that in order to be the best you need to play the best. This match against the best European Rugby Club in recent history marks an ideal opportunity to fine tune our preparation for an important Vodacom Super Rugby season ahead.

Confirming the match, Smit said: “I have huge respect for Toulon and their success in recent years is a clear indication of the brand of rugby they play as well as their work ethic and the pride and passion they have for their club and the game at large.

“It’s always good to play against, learn and share ideas with the best teams around and we are delighted that Toulon has accepted the challenge. We look forward to an epic battle on the field of play and a long-term partnership off it.”

With both teams set to field strong sides for this match, fans can certainly look forward to an entertaining and action-packed encounter.


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