Sharks lose Springbok to family bereavement
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: There is one change to the Sharks side that takes on the Hurricanes in a Super Rugby Round Three encounter on Saturday.
Springbok flyhalf Curwin Bosch has returned to South Africa due to a family bereavement.
Boeta Chamberlain starts at flyhalf in the only change to the team that defeated the Highlanders last week.
Chamberlain showed deft touches in his Super Hero Sunday cameo against the Stormers and will no doubt treasure his Super Rugby debut.
There are no other changes to the starting line-up.
Sharks coach Sean Everitt has selected a pack-heavy bench – with six forwards and just two backs – in anticipation of the physical battle.
Unbeaten after the first two rounds, the Sharks will be looking to make it a three-match winning start.
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) February 12, 2020
Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Boeta Chamberlain, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ox Nche.
Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Dylan Richardson, 21 Phepsi Buthelezi, 22 Sanele Nohamba, 23 Jeremy Ward.
Date: Saturday, 15 February
Venue: Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off: 19.05 (08.05 SA time; 06.05 GMT)
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Rebecca Mahoney (New Zealand)
TMO: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)
There is just one change to the Sharks side that takes on @Hurricanesrugby this Saturday morning (8am kick-off SA time) in our second tour match of the Vodacom Super Rugby competition.
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) February 13, 2020