RECAP: Lions v Sharks
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the Currie Cup Round 13 clash between the Lions and Sharks at Ellis Park.
The Lions are playing for pride only and perhaps hoping to end their annus horribilis by moving off the bottom of the standings.
However, the Sharks are desperate to catch the table-topping Bulls and losing to the Lions will not aid their cause.
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Lions: 15 Wandisile Simelane, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Burger Odendaal (captain), 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Travis Gordon, 7 Emmanuel Tshituka, 6 Sibusiso Sangweni, 5 Ruben Schoeman, 4 PJ Steenkamp, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 PJ Botha, 1 Sti Sithole.
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Nathan McBeth, 18 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 19 Ruhan Straeuli, 20 Lunga Ncube, 21 Mandisi Mthiyane, 22 Morne van den Berg, 23 EW Viljoen.
Sharks: 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Thaakir Abrahams, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi (captain), 7 Henco Venter, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Emile van Heerden, 4 Gerbrandt Grobler, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Dan Jooste, 1 Khwezi Mona
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Jeandre Labuschagne, 21 Sanele Nohamba, 22 Boeta Chamberlain, 23 Murray Koster.
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Local appointments
TMO: Egon Seconds