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    Bosch back at 15, Du Preez sticks with son at 10

    2019-06-20 11:15

    Cape Town - Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his team for Saturday’s Super Rugby quarter-final against the Brumbies in Canberra.

    Kick-off is at 12:05 SA time.

    Du Preez has made one change to the starting XV that defeated the Stormers 12-9 in Cape Town last weekend.

    Aphelele Fassi has been ruled out with a rotator cuff sprain to his right shoulder, with a fit-again Curwin Bosch taking his place at fullback.

    On the bench, Juan Schoeman - who missed last week's match due to a bout of flu - returns as loosehead prop cover. John-Hubert Meyer drops out of the match-day 23.

    Sharks captain Louis Schreuder, speaking from the team’s base in Coogee in Sydney ahead of a three-hour bus ride to Canberra, said they were focused and ready for the clash against the Brumbies.

    "The game against the Stormers is behind us and our focus is on the Brumbies. Everyone is excited and looking forward to the challenge," Schreuder said.

    "We haven’t faced them this year, they're one of the teams we missed, they're the log leaders in the Australian Conference so they’re not in the quarter-finals by chance.

    "They're a physical, well-organised team with a good set-piece and kicking game so we’re going to have to be well-prepared for that."

    Teams:

    Brumbies

    15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Toni Pulu, 10 Christian Lealiifano (captain), 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga'a, 1 Scott Sio

    Substitutes: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Darcy Swain, 20 Lachlan McCaffrey, 21 Jahrome Brown, 22 Matt Lucas, 23 Tom Wright

    Sharks

    15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (captain), 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Mzamo Majola
     
    Substitutes: 16 Cullen Collopy, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Luke Stringer, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Rhyno Smith

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    Fixtures

    Friday, 31 January 2020
    • Blues v Chiefs, Eden Park 08:05
    • Brumbies v Reds, GIO Stadium 10:15
    • Sharks v Bulls, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 19:10
    Saturday, 01 February 2020
    • Sunwolves v Rebels, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium 05:45
    • Crusaders v Waratahs, Trafalgar Park 08:05
    • Stormers v Hurricanes, Cape Town 15:05
    • Jaguares v Lions, Estadio Jose Amalfitani 23:40
    Friday, 07 February 2020
    • Highlanders v Sharks, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:05
    • Brumbies v Rebels, GIO Stadium 10:15

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