Sharks stick with continuity for Province clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks side named to take on Western Province in Saturday’s round two Currie Cup clash has just one change as the coaching staff look to grow and develop the team without disruption.
Losing in the first round was not how the script was written, but it’s important not to lose sight of what this campaign is all about and the need to grow and play an exciting and effective style of rugby that produces the results.
Sharks prop Juan Schoeman admits that last week’s match, “Definitely wasn’t the start we wanted. But no excuses and we’re up for this week’s game, ready to give our best performance.”
A week can be a long time in rugby, but it gives the team the opportunity to turn things around.
“It was a major wake-up call for us and we know that as long as the work we put in this week is better than last week, then we know we will keep growing,” he adds.
The only change from last week’s team made by head coach Sean Everitt sees Rhyno Smith coming in for Aphelele Fassi at fullback with Fassi playing off the bench.
Sharks: 15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Jeremy Ward (co-captain), 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Tera Mtembu (co-captain), 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Luke Stringer, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Replacemeents: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Sanele Nohamba, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Aphelele Fassi.
Date: Saturday, July 20
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Time: 14.00 (12.00 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant Referees: Paul Mente, Vusi Msibi
TMO: Marius Jonker
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