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    Highlanders pick for Sharks

    2014-04-24 08:57
    Cape Town - Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has named his side to face the table-topping Sharks in Durban on Friday night.

    According to the Highlanders' official Facebook page, Joseph has made three changes to the starting XV that beat the Bulls 27-20 in Dunedin two weeks ago.

    Up front, Jarrad Hoeata replaces Brad Thorn at lock after Thorn suffered a season ending injury against the Bulls. 

    Nasi Manu returns from the reserves back to his starting position at No 8, seeing Elliot Dixon move to blindside flank with Gareth Evans heading to the substitutes bench.

    The backline remains the same. 

    Kick-off at Kings Park is at 19:10 on Friday.



    15. Lwazi Mvovo , 14. JP Pietersen, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. S’bura Sithole, 10. Tim Swiel, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Keegan Daniel, 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Stephan Lewies, 4. Willem Alberts, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1. Tendai Mtawarira

    Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Etienne Oosthuizen, 20. Ryan Kankowski, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Heimar Williams, 23. SP Marais


    15. Ben Smith (co-captain), 14. Richard Buckman, 13. Malakai Fekitoa, 12. Shaun Treeby, 11. Patrick Osborne, 10. Lima Sopoaga, 9. Aaron Smith, 8. Nasi Manu (co-captain), 7. Shane Christie, 6. Elliot Dixon, 5. Joe Wheeler, 4. Jarrad Hoeata, 3. Chris King, 2. Liam Coltman, 1. Kane Hames

    Substitutes: 16. Ged Robinson, 17. Craig Millar, 18. Ma’afu Fia, 19. Josh Bekhuis, 20. Gareth Evans, 21. Fumiaki Tanaka, 22. Trent Renata, 23. John Hardie

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