Sharks bring in Grobler for Lions clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has revealed his team to face the Lions in their Currie Cup Round 13 clash in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Everitt has made minimal changes to the side that defeated the Cheetahs last weekend.
The hookers swap jerseys as Dan Jooste gets a start and Kerron van Vuuren plays off the bench.
Gerbrandt Grobler makes his debut in the second row, starting in place of Le Roux Roets who gets a break.
Phepsi Buthelezi’s return from rest marks the final change amongst the forwards.
Everitt has selected Grant Williams and Lionel Cronje as his halfback pairing, the duo coming in for Cameron Wright and Boeta Chamberlain in the only changes to the backline.
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.
Date: Saturday, August 21
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 14.10 (12.10 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Local appointments
TMO: Egon Seconds