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    Rebels name team for Sharks duel

    2015-05-28 11:32

    Cape Town - Rebels duo Sefanaia Naivalu and Toby Smith have been named in the starting line-up for their Super Rugby clash against the Sharks on Friday.

    Centre Naivalu and prop Smith both missed last week’s 31-15 loss to the Stormers at Newlands, but are among five inclusions to the starting line-up which also include the injection of Wallabies Luke Burgess and Laurie Weeks, and flank Colby Fainga’a.

    Naivalu will play in midfield alongside Mitch Inman, reprising the role he played for the Melbourne Rising in the 2014 National Rugby Championship (NRC) and allowing Dom Shipperley to return to right wing, while Weeks starts after coming off the bench in the past two matches upon his return from a knee injury.

    Kick-off for Friday’s clash at Kings Park is scheduled for 19:10.



    15. Lwazi Mvovo, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. JP Pietersen, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. S’bura Sithole, 10. Lionel Cronje, 9. Stefan Ungerer, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts/Etienne Oosthuizen, 6. Renaldo Bothma, 5. Marco Wentzel (captain), 4. Mouritz Botha, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

    Substitutes: 16. Franco Marais, 17. Matt Stevens, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20. Etienne Oosthuizen/Khaya Majola, 21. Conrad Hoffmann, 22. Fred Zeilinga, 23. Heimar Williams


    15 Mike Harris, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Sefanaia Naivalu, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Tom English, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7 Colby Fainga’a, 6 Sean McMahon, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Pat Leafa, 1 Toby Smith

    Substitutes: 16 Tom Sexton, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Paul Alo-Emile, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Scott Fuglistaller, 21 Nic Stirzaker, 22 Jordy Reid, 23 Bryce Hegarty

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