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Sharks make pack changes

2010-03-25 10:42
Willem Alberts (File)
Wellington - Coach John Plumtree's Sharks team to face the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday shows three changes to the forward pack.

Kick-off is at 08:35 SA time.

Coach John Plumtree has opted to keep the backline unchanged from the one that started in the victory over the Highlanders in Dunedin last weekend.

Among the loose trio, Plumtree has selected Willem Alberts and Jacques Botes in place of Jean Deysel and Keegan Daniel who is out injured.

The loss of lock Johann Muller with a broken finger means an enforced change in the second row with Alistair Hargreaves partnering Steven Sykes at lock, while in the front row John Smit remains at loosehead with the Du Plessis brothers Jannie (tighthead) and Bismarck (hooker) alongside him.

On the bench, Plumtree has reverted back to a four-three split with Odwa Ndungane joining Rory Kockott and Waylon Murray as the backline replacements.

Tendai Mtawarira, Wiehahn Herbst, Wilhelm Steenkamp and Jean Deysel are the forward substitutes.


15. Cory Jane, 14. Tamati Ellison, 13. Conrad Smith, 12. Ma’a Nonu, 11. Andre Taylor, 10. Willie Ripia, 9. Tyson Keats, 8. Rodney So’oialo, 7. Karl Lowe, 6. Victor Vito, 5. Michael Paterson, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 3. Neemia Tialata, 2. Andrew Hore (captain), 1. John Schwalger

Substitutes: 16. Dane Coles, 17. Jacob Ellison, 18. Bryn Evans, 19. Nick Crosswell, 20. Piri Weepu, 21. Aaron Cruden, 22. David Smith

15. Patrick Lambie, 14. Stefan Terblanche, 13. Adrian Jacobs, 12. Riaan Swanepoel, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Andy Goode, 9. Ruan Pienaar 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Jacques Botes, 5. Alistair Hargreaves, 4. Steven Sykes, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. John Smit (captain)

Substitutes: 16. Tendai Mtawarira, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19. Jean Deysel, 20. Rory Kockott, 21. Waylon Murray, 22. Odwa Ndungane


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