LIVE

    Sharks turn to Boks for crucial Lions clash

    2018-06-28 11:18

    Durban - Sharks coach Robert du Preez has had no hesitation in throwing his Springbok players back into action for Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Lions in Durban.

    Loosehead prop Tendai Mtawarira, hooker Akker van der Merwe, loosehead prop Thomas du Toit, flank Jean-Luc du Preez, centres Andre Esterhuizen and Lukhnayo Am and right wing S'bu Nkosi are all included in the starting line-up having played some part in the 2-1 Test series win over England. 

    Chiliboy Ralepelle, who started the third Test in Cape Town last weekend, is on the bench. 

    Curwin Bosch, Makazole Mapimpi, Dan du Preez and Robert du Preez Jnr all played in the one-off Test in Wales and have also been included in the starting line-up. 

    It is a crucial clash for the Sharks, who are still in the playoff race but cannot afford any more slip-ups. 

    Kick-off on Saturday is at 17:15

    Teams:

    Sharks

    15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Phillip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha (captain), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Beast Mtawarira

    Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Lwazi Mvovo

    Lions

    TBA 

    Read More On:  lions sharks super rugby durban rugby

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Sport Talk

    Results

    04 August 2018
    28 July 2018
    21 July 2018
    20 July 2018
    14 July 2018
    13 July 2018
    07 July 2018
    06 July 2018
    30 June 2018
    29 June 2018
    03 June 2018
    02 June 2018
    01 June 2018
    26 May 2018
    25 May 2018
    19 May 2018
    18 May 2018
    12 May 2018
    11 May 2018
    05 May 2018
    04 May 2018
    28 April 2018
    27 April 2018
    22 April 2018
    21 April 2018
    20 April 2018
    14 April 2018
    13 April 2018
    07 April 2018
    06 April 2018
    01 April 2018
    31 March 2018
    30 March 2018
    24 March 2018
    23 March 2018
    18 March 2018
    17 March 2018
    16 March 2018
    10 March 2018
    09 March 2018
    03 March 2018
    02 March 2018
    24 February 2018
    23 February 2018
    17 February 2018

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Lions (Q)
    • Jaguares (wc)
    • Sharks (wc)
    • Stormers
    • Bulls

    Opinion Poll

    Who will win the 2018 Rugby Championships?

    Can you name the top Super Rugby tryscorers of all-time?

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.