Sharks to finally back Curwin Bosch at flyhalf?
Town - Sharks coach Robert du Preez has
hinted that there could be a change at flyhalf for Saturday's clash against
The Sharks are struggling after
two horrendous losses to the Jaguares and Reds - both at home - and they are
now faced with a three-week Australasian tour.
Du Preez has backed his son, Robert du Preez Jnr, at flyhalf
throughout the season so far by picking him at No 10 for all nine of their
matches so far.
But, when asked on Tuesday if he
would consider making a change at flyhalf for Saturday and leaving Du Preez Jnr
out, Du Preez suggested that it was a possibility.
"Definitely," he said.
"There are quite a few
players who have had a lot of games ... there are a couple of guys that have
played 80 minutes every week.
"We will definitely look at
managing those guys at practices but also with game time, specifically."
If Du Preez Jnr is left out, then
Curwin Bosch will be the
overwhelming favourite to start at flyhalf.
Despite the Sharks being well and
truly on the back foot, Du Preez remains optimistic that they can turn the
"It's always tough when you
lose at home and we haven't performed well. It's a disappointment for all of
us," he said.
"The boys are in good
spirits and there is good energy. It's always good to go on tour.
"We're in each other's
company every day and I know that will be good for us. We're looking forward to
a really solid outing on Saturday.
"It's a must win game for us
to get out campaign back on track. The SA conference is still wide open."
Kick-off is at 11:45 (SA