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    Bosch starts at fullback against Bulls

    2017-06-28 12:58

    Durban - Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his team for Friday's Super Rugby encounter against the Bulls at Kings Park (19:00 kick-off).

    Du Preez has made several changes to the team that beat the Stormers 22-10 in the final weekend of May.

    Curwin Bosch is back from his Junior Springbok duties but will play fullback in place of Lwazi Mvovo, as Garth April retains the No 10 jersey.

    Odwa Ndungane starts at right wing in place of Kobus van Wyk, while there’s a new midfield combination in Andre Esterhuizen and S’bura Sithole.

    Esterhuizen returns from suspension to replace Johan Deysel, while Sithole starts in place of Lukhanyo Am at outside centre.

    Up front, Tera Mtembu gets a chance at No 7 in place of Springbok Jean-Luc du Preez, while Etienne Oosthuizen comes in for the suspended Ruan Botha at lock.

    Franco Marais also starts ahead of Chiliboy Ralepelle at hooker.

    Teams:

    Sharks

    15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 S’bura Sithole, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Sbu Nkosi, 10 Garth April, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tera Mtembu, 6 Philip van der Walt (captain), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit

    Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Marius Louw

    Bulls

    15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Duncan Matthews, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Kefentse Mahlo, 10 Tony Jantjies, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Nic de Jager, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Conraad Van Vuuren, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Pierre Schoeman

    Substitutes: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 John-Roy Jenkins, 19 Shaun Adendorff, 20 Renaldo Bothma, 21 Andre Warner, 22 Burger Odendaal, 23 Tian Schoeman

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