Bosman a bolter for Sharks

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:45
Large meyer bosman and tim whiteh Large meyer bosman ball 630 Large meyer bosman kicks 630

Sharks coach John Plumtree has been forced to make changes to his team for the Currie Cup crunch match with the Blue Bulls in Durban on Friday.

Sharks coach John Plumtree has been forced to make changes to his team for the Currie Cup crunch match with the Blue Bulls in Durban on Friday.

Lwazi Mvovo and Craig Burden returned to the Springboks, with Louis Ludik selected on the wing and Pieter Dixon at hooker.

However, the return of Sevens Bok Paul Jordaan allowed Plumtree to make a change at flyhalf, naming Meyer Bosman in the No.10 jersey - a move he has talked about for the last few weeks.

Jordaan has been named at outside centre, with Tim Whitehead moved in one spot to No.12.

As a result Riaan Viljoen shifts to fullback to fill the game left by Ludik's move to the wing.

Kyle Cooper has made his return from injury and will provide back-up at hooker off the bench.

The congested standings ensure there is plenty riding on the game - even though the Sharks are second and the Bulls second last.

"There's not much in it on the log," Sharks assistant coach Grant Bashford said.

"The Lions are only just ahead of us and Province have caught up now as well.

"It's really the side that wins the next three games that is likely to have a home semifinal and Final. With two of our last three games taking place at home, where we have only lost once this year, we really want to start building momentum heading into the knockout stage."

Sharks: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 Louis Ludik, 10 Meyer Bosman, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Pieter Dixon, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jandré Marais, 19 Lubabalo Mtembu, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Marius Joubert, 22 S'bura Sithole.

Date: Friday, September 28
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Mark Lawrence
Assistant referees: Ben Crouse, Reuben Rossouw
TMO: Johann Meuwesen

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 01 October 2016
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers 13h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Loftus Versfeld
Munster v Zebre 16h00 Thomond Park
Ulster v Ospreys 17h30 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Leinster 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Treviso v Scarlets 19h05 Stadio Monigo
Sun, 02 October 2016
Argentina v New Zealand 22h10 Ascoli Piceno
Wasps v Harlequins 13h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Sixways
Fri, 07 October 2016
Edinburgh v Treviso 18h35 BT Murrayfield
Connacht v Ulster 18h35 Sportsground
Ospreys v Cardiff Blues 18h35 Liberty Stadium
Bath v Sale Sharks 18h45 Recreation Ground
Sat, 08 October 2016
Leinster v Munster 13h05 Aviva Stadium
CURRIE CUP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Free State Cheetahs 7 7 0 0 34
Blue Bulls 8 6 0 2 30
Western Province 8 5 0 3 27
Golden Lions 8 5 0 3 26
Sharks 8 5 0 3 25
Griquas 7 4 0 3 20
Boland 8 2 0 6 11
Pumas 8 1 0 7 10
EP Kings 8 0 0 8 1