Lewies starts for Sharks

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 10:17
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has made just one change to his side that lost to Western Province for their top of the table clash against the Free State Cheetahs on Saturday. 

Du Preez has had no hesitation in bringing a fit again Stephan Lewies back into the team after the influential lock missed the last couple of games through injury.

He replaces Ruan Botha who deputised in the second row in Lewies' absence.

There are a few players who are carrying niggles and they will undergo fitness tests later today. As a result there are bracketed players in three positions on the bench.

The Sharks currently top the Currie Cup Premier division standings with 20 points. The Cheetahs are second with 19 points, but they have played one game less than the Durbanites.

Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Sibusiso Sithole, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel (captain), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle, 17 John-Hubert Meyer, 18 Ruan Botha/Jean Droste, 19 Francois Kleinhans/Jean Deysel, 20 Michael Claassens/Hanco Venter, 21 Wandile Mjekevu, 22 Rhyno Smith.

Date: Saturday, September 10
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge 
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs, Rodney Boneparte
TMO: Marius Jonker

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EP Kings v Pumas 16h00 Nelspruit
Western Province v Boland 17h10 Cape Town
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Free State Cheetahs 7 7 0 0 34
Blue Bulls 8 6 0 2 30
Sharks 7 5 0 2 25
Western Province 7 4 0 3 23
Golden Lions 7 4 0 3 22
Griquas 7 4 0 3 20
Boland 7 2 0 5 9
Pumas 7 0 0 7 5
EP Kings 7 0 0 7 1