Wed 10 Aug 2016 | 12:28

Du Preez blow for Sharks

Du Preez blow for Sharks
Wed 10 Aug 2016 | 12:28
Du Preez blow for Sharks

Daniel has been sidelined with a groin injury since May and brother Jean-Luc du Preez has joined him in the sickbay.

According to Sharks coach Robert du Preez, who is also the father of the twins, Jean-Luc is carrying an undisclosed "niggle".

Another injury concern for the coach, ahead of this Round Two Curie Cup match, is veteran wing Odwa Ndungane – who is carrying a hamstring strain and will undergo a late fitness test.

Du Preez also made a significant number of changes to his starting XV.

Du Preez blow for SharksCurwin Bosch, who started at flyhalf in the 33-10 win over the Pumas in Nelspruit last Friday, will play at fullback this week.

Inny-Christian Radebe, who impressed after he came off the bench last week, will start at flyhalf.

Stefan Ungerer replaces veteran Michael Claassens at scrumhalf in the last of the backline changes.

In the front row Thomas du Toit comes in at tighthead prop for Lourens Adriaanse, who was called up to the Springbok team this week.

Lubabalo Mtembu will start at No.8, with Philip van der Walt moving to flank to fill the spot vacated by Jean-Luc du Preez's injury.

Ndungane has been bracketed on the bench with Heimar Williams – pending his fitness test.

Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Neil Maritz, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Sibusiso Sithole, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Lubabalo Mtembu, 7 Philip van der Walt, 6 Keegan Daniel (captain), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle, 17 John-Hubert Meyer, 18 Ruan Botha, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Heimar Williams/Odwa Ndungane, 22 Rhyno Smith.

Date: Friday, August 12
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Stephan Geldenhuys, Ricus van der Hoven
TMO: Marius Jonker

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