Sharks suffer big blow ahead of Jaguares clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has revealed his team to face the Jaguares in a Super Rugby Round 17 encounter in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
The team has stayed relatively the same from the one that lost to the Hurricanes with just a few rotational changes and one injury-enforced change.
Jean-Luc du Preez has an MCL (knee) niggle and will be returning home.
Tyler Paul takes his place in the starting line-up with Luke Stringer named on the bench.
Hyron Andrews starts in the No.4 jersey in place of Ruben van Heerden.
In the backline, Robert du Preez starts at flyhalf with Curwin Bosch moving to fullback. Aphelele Fassi drops down to the bench.
The other change on the bench is Jeremy Ward who replaces Kobus van Wyk.
The Sharks are coming off a 17-30 defeat to the Hurricanes.
Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (captain), 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Hyron Andrews, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Ruben van Heerden, 20 Luke Stringer, 21 Zee Mkhabele, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Aphelele Fassi.
Date: Saturday, June 8
Venue: Jose Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires
Kick-off: 16.40 (21.40 SA time; 19.40 GMT)
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), Damian Schneider (Argentina)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)