Sharks unchanged for Waratahs
Cape Town - Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has named his team to tackle the Waratahs in a Super Rugby clash in Sydney on Saturday (kick-off 11:40 SA time).
Gold retained the same side that went down 32-24 to the Hurricanes in Wellington last weekend.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's match against the defending champions, Gold said:
"They're a very physical team, probably the most physical Australian team. We saw what the Force did to them on the weekend by matching them from a physical point of view, so that's the challenge for us.
"With the likes of (Kurtley) Beale, (Israel) Folau and (Adam) Ashley-Cooper, they have some fantastic playmakers in their backline and a big strong pack. They move the ball well so we're really going to have to get our defensive shape right."
15 Israel Folau, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12
Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff
Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Stephan Hoiles, 5 Dave Dennis (captain), 4 Will
Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Benn Robinson
Substitutes: (three to be omitted): 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy
Ryan, 19 Mitchell Chapman, 20 Jed Holloway, 21 Jack Dempsey, 22 Tala
Gray, 23 Pat McCutcheon, 24 Brendan McKibbin, 25 Matt Carraro, 26 Peter
15. Lwazi Mvovo, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. JP Pietersen, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. S'bura Sithole, 10. Lionel Cronje, 9. Stefan Ungerer, 8. Renaldo Bothma, 7. Etienne Oosthuizen, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Marco Wentzel (captain), 4. Stephan Lewies, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes: 16. Franco Marais, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Lourens Adriaanse , 19. Mouritz Botha, 20. Kyle Cooper, 21. Conrad Hoffmann, 22. Andre Esterhuizen, 23. Waylon Murray