Griquas lose captain ahead of Sharks clash
TEAM UPDATE: The Griquas’ already difficult Super Rugby Unlocked campaign suffered a devastating blow ahead of their clash against the Sharks on Friday.
Regular skipper Goerge Whitehead, who was set tor return to starting line-up for the Kimberley match, has been withdrawn due to an injury.
Whitehead broke his hand during the side’s captain run on Thursday, the Griquas revealed.
The 31-year-old has been replaced by Tinus de Beer at flyhalf.
While the inform scrumhalf Zak Burger will captain the side.
The Griquas have yet to record a win and are currently bottom of the Super Rugby Unlocked table with two points.
Griquas – revised: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Harlon Klaasen, 12 Johnathan Francke, 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Zak Burger (captain), 8 Johan Momsen, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Cameron Lindsay, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 HJ Luus, 1 Mox Mxoli.
Replacements – from: Monde Hadebe, Andrew Beerwinkel, Madot Mabokela, Carl Els, CJ Velleman, Theo Maree, Daniel Kasende, Bandisa Ndlovu, Ewan Coetzee, Ashlon Davids.
Date: Friday, November 13
Venue: Griqua Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Griffin Colby
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, Paul Mente
TMO: Jaco Peyper