Durban - Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has named his
team for their Currie Cup clash against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on
Saturday (14:30 kick-off).
Gold only made one change to the starting team that went
down to Western Province at Kings Park last week.
The change is at hooker, with Franco Marais and Monde Hadebe
swapping jerseys, with the former getting his first start this season.
On the bench, Daniel du Preez also returns from a brief
"The Lions are a fantastic side and have shown what
they are capable off and how devastating they can be against opposition teams.
Our performance in this competition has not been good enough,” commented Gold.
"We have a lot to prove and we are still in the fight.
Nothing less than an 80 minute performance will do on Saturday."
15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Stokkies
Hanekom, 12. Howard Mnisi, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Ross
Cronje, 8. Fabian Booysen, 7. Kwagga Smith, 6. Jaco Kriel (captain), 5. Franco
Mostert, 4. Lourens Erasmus, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Ruan
Substitutes: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18.
MB Lusaseni, 19. Stephan de Witt, 20. Jaco van der Walt, 21. Rohan Janse van
Rensburg, 22. Antony Volmink
15. Odwa Ndungane, 14. Wandile Mjekevu, 13. Paul Jordaan,
12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. S'bura Sithole, 10. Joe Pietersen, 9. Cobus Reinach,
8. Philip van der Walt, 7. Jean-Luc du Preez, 6. Francois Kleinhans, 5. Marco
Wentzel (captain), 4. Etienne Oosthuizen, 3. Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2. Franco
Marais, 1. Thomas du Toit
Substitutes: 16. Monde Hadebe, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Dave
McDuling, 19. Daniel du Preez, 20. Michael Claassens, 21. Heimar Williams, 22.