Radebe takes over from Bosch

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:35
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach Robert du Preez hasn't tinkered much with the team that defeated Griquas for their next match against the Blue Bulls on Wednesday.

The trio of Mahlatse Ralepelle, Daniel du Preez, and Curwin Bosch are all unavailable for the clash as they will be at a Springbok training camp this week, and their starting places are taken by Franco Marais, Lubabalo Mtembu and Inny-Christian Radebe respectively. 

Jean-Luc du Preez who was rested last week has also been included in the Springbok squad.

There are no other changes to the starting line-up. With two matches being played in the space of a few days, the Sharks will be taking 26 players on their trip. The bench for the match has not yet been confirmed.

The Sharks players have their work cut out for them as they head into a tough week that starts with a meeting against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria on Wednesday in a rare midweek fixture bEFORe Saturday’s showdown with the Golden Lions at Ellis Park.

"I haven't played three games in eight days since Craven Week, nor a midweek game," says Keegan Daniel on the busy schedule.

"It’s different, but a nice change."

Sharks: 15 Garth April, 14 Jacobus van Wyk, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Lukhanyo Am, 11 Sibusiso Nkosi, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Lubabalo Mtembu, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha (Captain), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit.                 
Replacements - from: Armand van der Merwe, Benhard Janse van Rensburg, Cameron Wright, Jean Droste, John-Hubert Meyer, Juan Schoeman, Louis Schreuder, Marius Louw, Mzamo Majola, Odwa Ndungane, Wian Vosloo.

Date: Wednesday, August 8
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17.30 (15.30 GMT)
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant referees: Stephan Geldenhuys, Morné Ferreira
TMO: Lesego Legoete

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