Sharks name touring squad for Brumbies clash
Cape Town - Following their dramatic 12-9 victory over the Stormers on Saturday at Newlands, Sharks coach Robert du Preez has selected a 27-man
squad for Saturday's Super Rugby quarter-final clash
with the Brumbies in Canberra.
Kick-off is at 12:05 SA time.
The team departed for Australia on Sunday evening without "Beast"
Mtawarira who will not make the trip after his withdrawal with a knee
niggle from the Stormers match.
Philip van der Walt and Jean-Luc du
Preez have also not yet been passed fit to play, although Craig Burden
has been included after picking up a hamstring tweak that ruled him out
of Saturday’s match.
Further good news is the inclusion of Curwin Bosch
who also missed the Stormers game, but is now fully fit.
“The Stormers are a fantastic side and the game could have gone
either way,” said Du Preez following the team’s win that secured a
top eight finish and a place in the playoffs in a drama-filled final
weekend of Super Rugby action.
“The game was in the balance all the way to the final hooter, but I
thought the character the boys showed was tremendous and that vindicated
everything this team is about on attack and defence.
“We were dominant the whole game and scored two tries. But rugby is a cruel game, a game of moments.”
Sharks touring squad:
Juan Schoeman, Mzamo Majola, Kerron van Vuuren, Craig Burden, Cullen Collopy, Coenie Oosthuizen, Thomas du Toit, John-Hubert Meyer, Ruben van Heerden, Gideon Koegelenberg, Hyron Andrews, Daniel du Preez, Jacques Vermeulen, Tyler Paul, Luke Stringer
Louis Schreuder (captain), Cameron Wright, Robert du Preez, Curwin Bosch, Makazole Mapimpi, Andre Esterhuizen, Jeremy Ward, Lukhanyo Am, Kobus van Wyk, S’bu Nkosi, Aphelele Fassi, Rhyno Smith