Currie Cup

Sharks forced into changes for Griquas clash

2017-09-13 12:35
Robert du Preez (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his team for Friday’s Currie Cup encounter against Griquas in Kimberley (17:00 kick-off).

Du Preez has made a number of injury-enforced changes to the team that edged the Pumas 27-25 in Nelspruit last weekend.

Up front, Juan Schoeman and Franco Marais come into the front row, replacing Thomas du Toit and Akker van der Merwe respectively.

Jean Droste also comes in for Tyler Paul at lock, with the latter shifting to flank in place of Jacques Vermeulen.

In the backline, Marius Louw replaces Lukhanyo Am at centre and finally, Odwa Ndungane starts in place of Tythan Adams.

Teams:

Griquas 

15 AJ Coertzen (captain), 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Kyle Steyn, 12 Johnathan Francke, 11 Enver Brandt, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Renier Botha, 8 De Wet Kruger, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Pieter Jansen van Vuren, 4 Jonathan Adendorf, 3 Stephan Kotze, 2 AJ le Roux, 1 Nicolaas Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Liam Hendricks, 18 Sintu Manjezi, 19 Shaun McDonald, 20 Tiaan Dorfling, 21 Andre Swarts, 22 Eric Zana

Sharks

15 Garth April, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Sibusiso Nkosi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha (captain), 4 Jean Droste, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman

Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Hyron Andrews, 19 Wian Vosloo, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Tristan Blewett, 22 Inny Radebe

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Friday, 29 September 2017
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Griquas v Free State Cheetahs, Kimberley 14:00
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