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Bismarck returns home

2012-04-11 11:52

Johannesburg - Springbok back Patrick Lambie returns to the Sharks team for Friday’s final Super Rugby tour match against the Blues at Eden Park.

Fellow Springbok Bismarck du Plessis, however, is out of the clash in Auckland.

The 21-year-old Lambie missed the last two matches due to a dental injury, and is back in the starting XV ahead of Frenchman Frederic Michalak, one of three changes made by coach John Plumtree.

Looking back on last week’s 42-18 loss to the Hurricanes in New Plymouth, he said: "Obviously, defensively, we weren’t up for the task, we weren’t good enough to look after their threats. "That’s something we’ve put a big focus on this week. We’re making similar errors week-in and week-out, which is pretty frustrating for us."

Hooker Du Plessis, who played off the bench in last week’s loss to the Hurricanes, has failed to recover from an adductor strain suffered at training earlier in the week and has returned home.

His place among the reserves goes to Kyle Cooper.

Elsewhere, Jean Deysel makes his first start of the season ahead of fellow Springbok Willem Alberts at flank - the latter dropping to the bench - while the third change sees Anton Bresler come in for Jandre Marais.

Teams:

Blues:

TBA

Sharks:

15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Louis Ludik, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick

Substitutes: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Wiehahn Herbst, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Jacques Botes, 21 Meyer Bosman, 22 Frederic Michalak

SAPA

Comments
  • Sharksfever - 2012-04-11 12:05

    It was very evident last week that we cannot play without Bismarck or at least without a fetcher. It's not only about stealing the ball, but also the moment Bismarck came on last week the Hurricanes conceded 2 x penalties. I am happy that Jean is in the starting line up as he also furfills this role in the team. We are sill going to miss Bissy though. Go Sharks you need to turn things around.

  • Japjapjap - 2012-04-11 12:10

    Skaapie, jy moet vlos voor elke wedstryd en dan moet jy vlos na elke wedstryd,.. veral as di haaie so baie gras vreet, ne??

  • Julie - 2012-04-11 13:17

    Macleod....OH NO

  • Wimpie - 2012-04-11 13:27

    So far last weekends game between the Canes and Sharks was the WORST Rugby game of the Season. The sharks loose forwards conceded so many turnovers I started wondering if they were even on the field. Their defense was utterly useless. It cant get worse this weekend. Or can it ????

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-04-11 14:26

      I cannot believe that the Sharks can play 10-15 minutes of the finest rugby, and then proceed and play 25 minutes of the most atrocious rugby imaginable. No side with that sort of inconsistency will be successful in the S15.

      Chris - 2012-04-11 14:58

      Lukcily it's a looooooong season, still plenty of time to turn things around.

  • Willie - 2012-04-11 18:08

    Bad news, hope Bismarck A1 fighting fit soon

  • Heiku - 2012-04-12 11:24

    Bothas just has to start the next game

  • Lance - 2012-04-12 12:01

    Im sure a fresh Deysel will offer some of the spice that will be missed from Bismarck...Go Sharks ! (but most importantly...GO STORMERS !)

  • Margaretha - 2012-04-12 15:05

    Gaan vir bismarck baie miss...Sharks moet my asb togi teleurstel...

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