Currie Cup

Minimal changes for Sharks ahead of heavyweight WP clash

2018-09-27 11:20
Robert du Preez (Gallo Images)
Robert du Preez (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Sharks have named their side for Saturday's top-of-the-table Currie Cup clash against Western Province in Cape Town.

Both teams are unbeaten in 2018 and have accrued maximum log points from four previous fixtures heading into this huge coastal derby.

The winner of this match is likely - but not assured - of finishing on top and therefore, in a best-case scenario, enjoying home ground advantage in the semis and final.

Head coach Robert du Preez has made just two changes to his match-day 22 as Jacques Vermeulen returns to the starting line-up, swapping jerseys with Luke Stringer.

The second change is on the bench, with Leolin Zas coming in for Sbu Nkosi, who is on Bok duty.

Kick-off on Saturday is at 14:00.

Teams:

Western Province

15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 SP Marais, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (captain), 3 Michael Kumbirai, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Ali Vermaak

Substitutes: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Salmaan Moerat, 20 Cris Massyn, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 JJ Engelbrecht

Sharks

15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Gideon Koegelenberg, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle (captain), 1 Juan Schoeman 

Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Ruben van Heerden, 19 Luke Stringer, 20 Cameron Wright, 21 Leolin Zas, 22 Aphelele Fassi  

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