Key player returns for Sharks
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks will welcome the high-riding Griquas to Kings Park this Saturday for the second-round clash in this year’s Currie Cup competition.
Griquas are currently in third spot on the log and after seeing off the likes of the Lions and Western Province, the latter an historic victory in Cape Town.
Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has largely stuck with the same team that performed so well last week against the Cheetahs, naming Lourens Adriaanse at tighthead in place of Khutha Mchunu while Mpilo Gumede comes in for Dylan Richardson at flank.
There are three changes in the backline, Sanele Nohamba replacing Grant Williams, Murray Koster coming in for an injured Marius Louw and Yaw Penxe replacing Marnus Potgieter on the wing.
Sharks: 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Werner Kok, 12 Murray Koster, 11 Thaakir Abrahams, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi (captain), 7 Mpilo Gumede, 6 James Venter, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Le Roux Roets, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ntuthuko Mchunu
Replacements: 16 Dan Jooste, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Jaden Hendrikse, 22 Lionel Cronje 23 Jeremy Ward.
Date: Saturday, July 31
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 14.30 (12.30)
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron
Assistant Referees: Kelsey Symons, Zukile Madikizela
TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen