RECAP: Sharks v Bulls
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the South African Preparation match between the Sharks and Bulls in Durban.
Sharks coach Sean Everitt said they will continue to work on the team’s shortcomings – such as the number of turnovers they concede – and added that he wants the players to be more clinical.
“Our set-pieces were also not consistent,” the Sharks coach said, adding: “We are looking for a better workrate from the players.
“We will be judging the players on their understanding of our game model, as well as their roles and responsibilities on the field – we are also looking for better decision-making from our game managers.”
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Sharks: 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Marius Louw, 11 Yaw Penxe, 10 Boeta Chamberlain, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Henco Venter 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi, 5 Emile van Heerden, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Fezokuhle Mbatha, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 JJ van der Mescht, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Sanele Nohamba, 22 Rynhardt Jonker, 23 Aphelele Fassi
Bulls: 15 Richard Kriel, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Marnus Potgieter, 12 Dawid Kellerman, 11 Diego Appollis, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Nizaam Carr (captain), 7 Tim Agaba, 6 Werner Gouws, 5 Janko Swanepoel, 4 Jan Uys, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Schalk Erasmus, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Replacements – from: 16 Janco Uys, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Mornay Smith, 19 Raynard Roets, 20 WJ Steenkamp, 21 Keagan Johannes, 22 Clinton Swart, 23 Jay-Cee Nel, 24 Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 25 Reinhardt Ludwig, 26 Bernard van der Linde, 27 Niel Beukes.
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Ashleigh Murray
TMO: Stuart Berry