Lambie on Sharks bench

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:18
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Sharks coach Brad Macleod-Henderson named discarded Springbok Patrick Lambie on the bench for his Currie Cup Round Two encounter with the Pumas.

Sharks coach Brad Macleod-Henderson named discarded Springbok Patrick Lambie on the bench for his Currie Cup Round Two encounter with the Pumas.

Macleod-Henderson stuck largely with the same team that defeated Griquas for this Friday's Kings Park encounter.

The big news is the availability of Lambie, who was released from the Bok squad to the Sharks to get some game time under the belt.

He will play off the bench, with Fred Zeilinga again in the starting role.

Young scrumhalf Cameron Wright will have the opportunity to play with both flyhalves, something he should relish.

"I thought Cameron came through brilliantly for a first game at this level in difficult conditions," said Macleod-Henderson.

"He had a fantastic game, so we're very happy."

Stephan Lewies is not available, and JC Astle will start at lock - after making a very good first appearance off the bench last week.

There are no other changes to the starting XV.

Sharks: 15 SP Marais, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Paul Jordaan, 11 Tonderai Chavhanga, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Tera Mtembu (captain), 7 Etienne Oosthuizen, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Marco Wentzel, 4 JC Astle, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Replacements: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Matt Stevens, 18 Johan Meyer, 19 Francois Kleinhans, 20 Hanco Venter, 21 Patrick Lambie, 22 Lionel Cronjé.

Date: Friday, August 15
venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Christie du Preez
Assistant referees: Lesego Legoete, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Willie Vos

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Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
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Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Team P W D L Pts
Free State Cheetahs 1 1 0 0 5
Pumas 1 1 0 0 5
Blue Bulls 1 1 0 0 5
Griquas 1 0 0 1 2
Golden Lions 1 0 0 1 2
Sharks 1 0 0 1 0
Western Province 0 0 0 0 0