Jannie, Alberts start for Sharks
Durban - The Sharks play their final tour match this Friday when they take on the Force in Perth, determined to deliver a bold and exciting showing against a side that has shown great promise of late, reports Sharks website
editor Michael Marnewick
Whilst their log position suggests otherwise, the Force is a quality side, a determined one that has drawn with and beaten the Reds in two Australian Conference fixtures this season, lost by a single point to the Chiefs and defeated the Crusaders.
“They beat the Crusaders, they lost by one point to the Chiefs, the 2012 champs, and with those results, they have some belief,” said Sharks coach John Plumtree.
“We know it’s going to be a tough game, they’re a side that’s clearly working very hard for each other and we know it is going to be a really tough task from our side.”
In changes from last week, Plumtree has brought Jannie du Plessis in for Wiehahn Herbst at tighthead prop with Anton Bresler and Pieter-Steph du Toit swapping jerseys.
The final change to the pack sees Willem Alberts
starting his first match of the year for the Sharks, having played off the bench in last week’s match against the Reds. Jean Deysel takes his place amongst the substitutes. Odwa Ndungane
replaces Piet Lindeque in the only change to the backline. Teams: Force:
15. Riaan Viljoen, 14. Odwa Ndungane
, 13. JP Pietersen
, 12. Meyer Bosman
, 11. Lwazi Mvovo
, 10. Patrick Lambie
, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Keegan Daniel
(captain), 7. Willem Alberts
, 6. Marcell Coetzee
, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Anton Bresler, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Kyle Cooper, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg
Substitutes: 16. Monde Hadebe , 17. Wiehahn Herbst , 18. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 19. Derick Minnie/Tera Mtembu, 20. Jean Deysel , 21. Tian Meyer, 22. Piet Lindeque