Nkosi boost for unchanged, unbeaten Sharks
Cape Town - The Sharks have announced an unchanged starting line-up for the third time in a row for their Super Rugby clash against the Stormers in Durban on Saturday.
There had been some concern after S'bu Nkosi was stretchered from the field in last week’s win over the Blues, but it was more precautionary and the dreadlocked speedster has suffered no ill effects as he takes his position on the wing.
The Sharks have won both of their matches in 2019 - against the Sunwolves and the Blues - with bonus points so far to sit top of the overall log.
The Stormers, meanwhile, are coming off the back of a 19-17 win over the Lions at Newlands having lost 40-3 to the Bulls at Loftus in week one.
Kick-off on Saturday is at 17:15.
15 Aphelele Fassi, 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 Ruan Botha, 4 Hyron Andrews, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Curwin Bosch
15 Damian Willemse, 14 Sergeal
Petersen, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 SP Marais, 10
Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7
Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Eben
Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ali Vermaak
Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18
Wilco Louw, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Justin Phillips, 22
Ruhan Nel, 23 Dillyn Leyds