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    Ndungane at fullback for reshuffled Sharks

    2016-06-30 10:55

    Cape Town - The Sharks have named their team to take on the Lions in a crucial Super Rugby clash in Johannesburg on Saturday.

    As expected, flyhalf Pat Lambie is sidelined once more following the concussion he picked up in the first Test against Ireland on June 11. 

    Garth April will start at flyhalf. '

    Odwa Ndungane, meanwhile, while start at fullback in place of Willie le Roux, who is suspended for a week following his yellow card in last weekend's third Test against Ireland in Port Elizabeth. 

    Le Roux is also battling a shoulder injury and is expected to be out for a few weeks. 

    Fans may also get a look at 23-year-old NWU-Pukke fullback Rhyno Smith who has been named on the bench. He was crowned the overall Player that Rocks for the 2015 Varsity Cup and is considered an exciting young prospect.

    In the absence of Lambie, Tendai Mtawarira will regain the captaincy. 

    Teams:

    Lions

    TBA

    Sharks 

    15. Odwa Ndungane, 14 JP Pietersen, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Garth April, 9. Michael Claassens, 8. Philip van der Walt, 7. Jean-Luc du Preez, 6. Keegan Daniel, 5. Stephan Lewies, 4. Etienne Oosthuizen, 3. Lourens Adriaanse, 2. Franco Marais, 1. Tendai Mtawarira (captain)

    Substitutes: 16. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17. Thomas du Toit, 18. Coenie Oosthuizen, 19. Ruan Botha, 20. Tera Mtembu, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Rhyno Smith, 23. S'bura Sithole

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