Sharks to finally back Curwin Bosch at flyhalf?

    2019-04-23 17:50

    Cape Town - Sharks coach Robert du Preez has hinted that there could be a change at flyhalf for Saturday's clash against the Waratahs.

    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 corner. 

    "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 time). 


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