Veteran Ndungane comes in for Nkosi

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:31
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has made just one change to his starting XV for their Currie Cup Final clash against Western Province at Kings Park on Saturday.

The solitary change is an injury-enforced one. Sibusiso Nkosi is out with a dislocated elbow with Odwa Ndungane taking his place on the wing.

With Ndungane in the starting XV, Rhyno Smith comes into the matchday 23 on the bench.

The forwards remain unchanged from last week's 37-27 semifinal against the Blue Bulls.

Saturday's Final will be the Sharks' first since 2013.

They finished the 2017 league phase on top of the standings with 10 wins from 12. 

Sharks: 15 Garth April, 14 Jacobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Odwa Ndungane, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha (captain), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Jean Droste, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Tristan Blewett, 23 Rhyno Smith

Date: Saturday, October 28
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 16.00 (14.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Egon Seconds, AJ Jacobs
TMO: Marius Jonker

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