Rugby

Sharks confirm warm-up games

2013-01-03 16:52
Keegan Daniel (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Sharks will play friendly games against local sides, the Leopards and Pumas, as part of their Super Rugby preparations.

According to the Beeld website, Keegan Daniel's men will play the Leopards at the Woodburn Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on February 8, before facing the Pumas at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit a week later.

Sharks assistant coach Grant Bashford said a lot of emphasis was put on the players' conditioning during the off-season.

Flyhalf Butch James and lock Franco van der Merwe - who joined from the Lions at the end of last season - are already hard at work with their new team-mates, while Springbok Frans Steyn will also be part of the squad after ending his contract with French club Racing Metro.

The Sharks start their Super Rugby campaign agaisnt the Stormers at Kings Park on March 2.

Sharks' Super Rugby squad:

Fullbacks: Louis Ludik, Gouws Prinsloo, Riaan Viljoen.

Wings:
Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndungane, JP Pietersen, Sibusiso Sithole.

Centres:
Meyer Bosman, Paul Jordaan, Wandile Mjekevu, Frans Steyn, Tim Whitehead, Heimar Williams.

Flyhalves:
Patrick Lambie, Butch James.

Scrumhalves: Cobus Reinach, Charl McLeod, Conrad Hoffmann.

Props:
Dale Chadwick, Jannie du Plessis, Wiehahn Herbst, Tendai Mtawarira, Julian Redelinghuys.

Hookers:
Craig Burden, Kyle Cooper, Monde Hadebe, Bismarck du Plessis.

Locks:
Anton Bresler, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jaundre Marais, Peet Marais, Franco van der Merwe.

Loose forwards:
Willem Alberts, Jacques Botes, Marcell Coetzee, Keegan Daniel (captain), Jean Deysel, Ryan Kankowski, Francois Kleinhans, Lubabalo Mtembu.

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