Rugby and more Rugby!

The Rugby Championship and Currie Cup are in full swing. Who are the early title favourites? Have your say on our Forum!

LIVE

    White picks Sithole, Reinach

    2014-05-08 07:19
    Durban - S’bura Sithole and Cobus Reinach have both been included in the starting line-up for the Cell C Sharks ahead of their Super Rugby clash with the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday, reports Sharks website editor Michael Marnewick.

    They are two of three changes Director of Rugby Jake White has made to the side. An injury enforced change at flank sees Keegan Daniel taking over from Marcell Coetzee who has returned home, while Reinach starts his first match since injuring himself against the Bulls in their fifth game of the tournament.

    Charl McLeod rotates to the bench, having played almost every minute of the last five matches. The other changes come in the midfield where Paul Jordaan replaces Heimar Williams at inside centre, accommodating Sithole outside him.

    The team would have settled down nicely into the routine of touring which means the disruptions they suffered in the opening week are behind them.

    “We had an extra day to prepare for this match (compared to last week) and more time to plan,” said White. “First playing second on the log is obviously a massive game, but it’s irrelevant that I was there, or now I’m with the Sharks; the point is that in the 2014 competition, it’s number one playing number two.”

    Pickings have been slim for Sharks’ teams of the past when they’ve had to face the Brumbies in Canberra, but White is hoping that the last visit there - in 2012 when the Sharks won 29-26 - will deliver just the ammunition the team needs to convince them that it is entirely possible.

    “Like all teams, like us, they’re very difficult to beat at their home ground. Historically, it’s been a tough place to win, but the nice thing is that a lot of these players were here two years ago when they came to Canberra, so they’ve experienced the feeling of winning there already. We’re looking forward to seeing whether or not we can replicate what happened two years ago.

    “We just have to keep playing well and keep winning. We control our own destiny which is the great thing when you’re in a sporting arena. You never want to have to rely on other results to determine your fortunes. If we keep winning, we can control the way the tournament will end up," concluded White.

    Kick for Saturday's clash is scheduled for 11:40 (SA time).

    Teams:


    Brumbies:

    15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Joe Tomane, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Robbie Coleman, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 Jarrad Butler, 6 Fotu Auelua, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio.

    Substitutes: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 Ruaidhri Murphy, 19 Jordan Smiler, 20 Tom McVerry, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Andrew Smith, 23 Pat McCabe

    Sharks:

    15. Lwazi Mvovo, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. S’bura Sithole, 12. Paul Jordaan, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Frans Steyn, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Keegan Daniel, 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. Tera Mtembu, 21. Charl McLeod, 22. Heimar Williams, 23. SP Marais

    Read More On:  brumbies sharks super 15 durban rugby

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    37 comments
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    Most Read
    Commented

    Results

    02 August 2014
    26 July 2014
    19 July 2014
    12 July 2014
    11 July 2014
    06 July 2014
    05 July 2014
    04 July 2014
    28 June 2014
    27 June 2014
    31 May 2014
    30 May 2014
    24 May 2014
    23 May 2014
    18 May 2014
    17 May 2014
    16 May 2014
    11 May 2014
    10 May 2014
    09 May 2014
    03 May 2014
    02 May 2014
    26 April 2014
    25 April 2014
    19 April 2014
    18 April 2014
    12 April 2014
    11 April 2014
    05 April 2014
    04 April 2014
    29 March 2014
    28 March 2014
    22 March 2014
    21 March 2014
    15 March 2014
    14 March 2014
    08 March 2014
    07 March 2014
    01 March 2014
    28 February 2014
    23 February 2014
    22 February 2014
    21 February 2014
    15 February 2014

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Does the Waratahs' Super Rugby victory give the Wallabies an edge heading into the Rugby Championship?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.