Currie Cup

Sharks name team for Bulls duel

2017-08-08 10:31
Robert du Preez (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his team for Wednesday’s Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria (17:30 kick-off).

After last weekend’s comprehensive 41-3 win over Griquas in Durban, Du Preez has kept changes to a minimum.

The trio of Chiliboy Ralepelle, Daniel du Preez and Curwin Bosch are all unavailable for the clash as they will be at a Springbok training camp this week, with their starting places taken by Franco Marais, Tera Mtembu and Inny Radebe respectively.

Jean-Luc du Preez, who was rested last week, has also been included in the Springbok squad.

There are no other changes to the starting line-up.

With two matches being played in the space of a few days, the Sharks will be taking 26 players on their trip to the Highveld - the Sharks also tackle the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The Sharks bench for Wednesday’s match has not yet been confirmed.

“Our continuity against Griquas was good and although there were a few tries left out there, we were happy with the effort on attack," Du Preez said.
 
“This week is going to be about consistency and with a short turnaround between matches, making the step-up will be important.”

Teams:

Blue Bulls

15 Manie Libbok, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Franco Naude, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tony Jantjies, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Nic de Jager, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Johannes Prinsloo (captain), 5 Ruben van Heerden, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 John-Roy Jenkinson, 2 Jan-Henning Campher, 1 Pierre Schoeman

Substitutes: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Matthys Basson, 18 Abongile Nonkontwana, 19 Shaun Adendorf, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Dries Swanepoel, 22 JT Jackson

Sharks

15 Garth April, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Lukhanyo Am, 11 S’busiso Nkosi, 10 Inny Radebe, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha (captain), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit
 
Substitutes (from): Akker van der Merwe, Juan Schoeman, John-Hubert Meyer, Jean Droste, Cameron Wright, Benhard Janse van Rensburg, Odwa Ndungane, Louis Schreuder, Marius Louw, Mzamo Majola, Wian Vosloo

Read more on:    sharks  |  blue bulls  |  currie cup  |  robert du preez  |  durban  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 25 August 2017
Pumas v Blue Bulls, Nelspruit 19:00
Saturday, 26 August 2017
Western Province v Sharks, Cape Town 15:00
Free State Cheetahs v Golden Lions, Bloemfontein 17:15
Friday, 01 September 2017
Blue Bulls v Griquas, Pretoria 19:00
Saturday, 02 September 2017
Golden Lions v Pumas, Johannesburg 15:00
Sharks v Free State Cheetahs, Durban 17:15
Friday, 08 September 2017
Pumas v Sharks, Nelspruit 17:00
Griquas v Golden Lions, Kimberley 19:15
Saturday, 09 September 2017
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs, Cape Town 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Which team will be crowned 2017 Currie Cup champions?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.