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    Coenie: Underestimating Sunwolves will be a big mistake

    2019-02-13 19:02

    Cape Town - Sharks prop Coenie Oosthuizen says they will by no means be underestimating the Sunwolves in their Super Rugby opener in Singapore on Saturday.

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    "Starting the tournament on a high is very important, we don't want to play catch-up rugby," Oosthuizen told the Sharks' official website before the team departed for Singapore on Tuesday.

    "This is not an easy game for us, especially not there in Singapore, it's like playing the Cheetahs - you don't go to Bloemfontein and win easily. We expect them to put up a fight physically, they maul well, they can stand up to any pack, it's what we expect from any South African team. Underestimating the Sunwolves is one of the biggest mistakes a team can make."

    Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named a 25-man touring squad for the trip to Singapore.

    Saturday’s clash at the Singapore National Stadium is scheduled for 12:55 (SA time).

    Sharks touring squad:

    Akker van der Merwe, Andre Esterhuizen, Aphelele Fassi, Cameron Wright, Coenie Oosthuizen, Daniel du Preez, Gideon Koegelenberg, Hyron Andrews, Jacques Vermeulen, Jeremy Ward, Juan Schoeman, Kerron van Vuuren, Khutha Mchunu, Louis Schreuder (captain), Lukhanyo Am, Lwazi Mvovo, Makazole Mapimpi, Phepsi Buthelezi, Rhyno Smith, Robert du Preez, Ruan Botha, Sbu Nkosi, Beast Mtawarira, Tyler Paul, Wian Vosloo

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