Fri 9 Jul 2021 | 12:50

Cronje gets Sharks' No.10 jersey for B&I Lions rematch

Cronje gets Sharks' No.10 jersey for B&I Lions rematch
Fri 9 Jul 2021 | 12:50
Cronje gets Sharks' No.10 jersey for B&I Lions rematch
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has revealed his team for their rematch with the British and Irish Lions at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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After a quick turnaround from their 7-54 defeat in Johannesburg on Wednesday, Everitt has named a new-look team.

There is a new front row and lock partnership amongst the forwards.

Ntuthuko Mchunu, Kerron van Vuuren and Wiehahn Herbst will pack down with Le Roux Roets and Reniel Hugo forming the second row.

Dylan Richardson and Mpilo Gumede make up the seven changes to the pack, with captain Phepsi Buthelezi retained at the base of the scrum.

The vastly experienced Lionel Cronje comes in at flyhalf with Murray Koster and Werner Kok making up the centre pairing.

Cronje joined the Sharks from Japanese club Toyota Verblitz ahead of the current Currie Cup campaign.

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The final two changes see Marnus Potgieter named on the wing and Anthony Volmink taking over at fullback.

Sharks: 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Marnus Potgieter, 13 Werner Kok, 12 Murray Koster, 11 Thaakir Abrahams, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi (captain), 7 Mpilo Gumede, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Le Roux Roets, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ntuthuko Mchunu.
Replacements – from: 16 Dan Jooste, 17 MJ Majola, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Jeandre Labuschagne, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Boeta Chamberlain, 23 Jeremy Ward, 24 Lourens Adriaanse, 25 Rynhardt Jonker, 26 Curwin Bosch.

Date: Saturday, July 10
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 18.00 (17.00 BST; 16.00 GMT)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper, AJ Jacobs
TMO: Stuart Berry

PV: 24
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