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    Lambie named on Sharks bench

    2016-05-05 10:33

    Cape Town- Fit-again flyhalf Pat Lambie has been named on the Sharks bench for their Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Durban on Saturday.

    The Springbok pivot has been sidelined with a shoulder injury picked up in pre-season but has been cleared for this weekend’s match.

    READ: WHAT DOES LAMBIE'S RETURN MEAN FOR THE BOKS?

    Garth April will start at flyhalf in what will be his third consecutive Super Rugby game in the Sharks No 10 jersey.

    Also making a return is captain Beast Mtawarira, who was rested for last week’s game against the Chiefs.

    Lambie’s return means that Joe Pietersen drops out of the match-day 23.

    Saturday’s clash at Kings Park is scheduled for 15:00.

    Teams:

    Sharks

    15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12, Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, Garth April, 9 Michael Claassen, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Stephen Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Tendai Mtawarira (captain)

    Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jean Deysel, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Odwa Ndungane

    Hurricanes

    15 James Marshall, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Vince Aso, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (captain), 1 Reg Goodes

    Substitutes: 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Ben May, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Blade Thomson, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Ngani Laumape, 23 Jason Woodward

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