Sharks tweak winning formula for Cardiff clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has revealed his team for their United Rugby Championship Round Four clash against Cardiff on Saturday.
Everitt has made a few changes to the starting XV that beat Ospreys 27-13 in Swansea in Round Three.
Scotland squad member Dylan Richardson comes in for James Venter with Henco Venter shifting from No.8 to flank to accommodate the return of captain Phepsi Buthelezi.
Gerbrandt Grobler will be playing off the bench this weekend.
In the backline, Anthony Volmink starts on the wing for an injured Thaakir Abrahams.
Curwin Bosch comes into the starting XV to wear the fullback jersey.
Murray Koster will partner Jeremy Ward in the midfield.
Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Marnus Potgieter, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Murray Koster, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Boeta Chamberlain, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi (captain), 7 Henco Venter, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ntuthuko Mchunu.
Replacements: 16 Dan Jooste, 17 Khwezi Mona, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Gerbrandt Grobler, 21 James Venter, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Werner Kok.
Date: Saturday, October 16
Venue: Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Kick-off: 19.35 (20.35 SA time; 18.35 GMT)
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Ben Whitehouse (Wales), Wayne Davies (Wales)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)
Your team to take on Cardiff Rugby this Saturday 🔥🦈
— The Sharks (@SharksRugby) October 14, 2021