Currie Cup

Leyds at fullback for WP, Du Preez on bench

2017-08-24 14:55
Robert du Preez (Gallo)

Cape Town - Western Province coach John Dobson had to make two changes to his backline for their Currie Cup encounter with the Sharks at Newlands on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

The forward pack that started in the 39-3 win against the Golden Lions last week has been retained for the coastal derby.

With SP Marais sidelined with a knee injury, Dillyn Leyds moves to fullback with Ruhan Nel starting in his place on the wing.

The only other change comes at scrumhalf with Dewaldt Duvenage starting in place of Jano Vermaak who is in Argentina on Springbok duty.

On the bench, lock Eddie Zandberg and scrumhalf Justin Phillips come into the mix, along with flyhalf Robert du Preez who returns from injury.

Dobson said that his team will give absolutely everything in their final game before their bye next week.

“It is great to have a reasonable amount of continuity in selection and we really want to build on the momentum we have gathered in the last two weeks,” he said.

“The players know that we will have to raise our standards once again and we are all looking forward to what should be a serious challenge.”

Teams:

Western Province

15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Huw Jones, 11 Ruhan Nel, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (captain), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Michael Kumbirai, 18 Eddie Zandberg, 19 Steph de Wit, 20 Justin Phillips, 21 Robert du Preez, 22 Dan Kriel

Sharks

15 Inny Radebe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Lukhanyo Am, 11 S'bu Nkosi, 10 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Ruan Botha (captain), 4 Jean Droste, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman

Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Wian Vosloo, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Rhyno Smith, 22 Odwa Ndungane

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