Griquas coach change team for Kings Park showdown
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Griquas coach Scott Mathie has made two changes to his team for their trip to Durban and a Currie Cup semifinal showdown with the Sharks.
The most significant change to the team that drew 13-all with the Pumas last week is at hooker, where Janco Uys starts ahead of Alandre van Rooyen – who drops down to the replacement bench.
The other change is on the wing, where Daniel Kasende will wear the No.14 jersey.
James Verity-Amm, who played on the wing last week, does not meet the requirement to play for the Kimberley outfit in the play-offs.
As a loan player, who signed for the Bulls this year, he needed to play at least five regular-season games and arrived at Griquas too late.
Meanwhile, veteran centre Jonathan Francke will play his 100th game for the team, when they run out at Kings Park in Durban.
The 35-year-old Francke has also represented the Boland Cavaliers on 55 occasions before moving to Kimberley.
Griquas: 15 Ashlon Davids, 14 Daniel Kasende, 13 Chris Hollis, 12 Johnathan Francke, 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Ruan Steenkamp (captain), 7 Hanru Sirgel, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Stefan Willemse, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Erich de Jager, 2 Janco Uys, 1 Nqobisizwe Mxoli.
Replacements – from: 16 Alandre van Rooyen, 17 Andrew Beerwinkel, 18 Janu Botha, 19 Cameron Lindsay, 20 Johan Momsen, 21 Raegan Oranje, 22 Tinus de beer, 23 Ederies Arendse, 24 Andrew Kuhn, 25 Mzwanele Zito, 26 Andre Swarts.
Date: Saturday, September 4
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, Paul Mente
TMO: Egon Seconds