Sharks pick former Pukke fullback
Durban - Sharks director of rugby Gary Gold has named his team for their Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs at Kings Park on Saturday.
Former Pukke fullback Rhyno Smith has been handed his first run on start for this Saturday’s penultimate clash of the pool stages after impressing off the bench in last week’s clash with the Lions.
Smith was awarded the ‘Overall Player that Rocks’ during the 2015 Varsity Cup,
In the last change to the starting line-up, Coenie Oosthuizen comes in for Lourens Adriaanse in the front row.
Meanwhile, talented Junior Springbok fullback Curwin Bosch has been included on the Sharks bench.
Saturday’s clash is scheduled for 19:15.
15. Rhyno Smith, 14. S'bura Sithole, 13. JP Pietersen, 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. Coenie Oosthuizen, 2. Franco Marais, 1. Tendai Mtawarira (captain)
Substitutes: 16. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17. Thomas du Toit, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Ruan Botha, 20. Tera Mtembu, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Heimar Williams, 23. Curwin Bosch
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter
(captain), 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9
Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Uzair Cassiem, 5
Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1
Substitutes:16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Luan de
Bruin, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Tian Meyer,
22 George Whitehead, 23 William Small-Smith