Currie Cup

Reinach gets Sharks No 9 nod

2013-08-29 11:28
Cobus Reinach (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Scrumhalf Cobus Reinach will get his first start for the Sharks in this year's Currie Cup when they tackle the Blue Bulls at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.

Reinach, who started from the bench in their first three games, replaces Charl McLeod in the starting team. McLeod will play his 50th Currie Cup game should he come off the bench.

The one other change to the backline which did duty against Free State last week sees Odwa Ndungane replace Sizo Maseko at right wing after recovering from a hamstring niggle.

Flyhalf Fred Zeilinga, who impressed the Sharks coaches in their 18-15 win in Bloemfontein, retains his place in the starting team with Butch James remaining on the bench.

Amongst the forwards, Peet Marais gets an opportunity at lock in place of Edwin Hewitt, while Craig Burden replaces Kyle Cooper in the No 2 jumper.

Kick-off is at 17:05 on Saturday.

Teams:

Sharks:

15 SP Marais, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Louis Ludik, 12 Heimar Williams, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Jacques Botes (captain), 7 Jean Deysel, 6. Keegan Daniel, 5 Marco Wentzel, 4 Peet Marais, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick

Substitutes: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Rayno Gerber, 18 Edwin Hewitt, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Butch James, 22 Jaco van Tonder

Blue Bulls:

15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Ulrich Beyers, 11 Akona Ndungane, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ruan Snyman, 8 Jono Ross (captain), 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Wiaan Liebenberg, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Morné Mellett

Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 David Bullbring, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Tiaan Schoeman, 22 Clayton Blommetjies

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