Bosch gets pivotal role for Bloem clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Curwin Bosch will start at flyhalf when the Sharks take on the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The 19-year-old, who came on to replace injured captain Patrick Lambie at flyhalf two weeks ago in the win over the Waratahs, was named at fullback last weekend in the absence of Clement Poitrenaud.
Bosch takes over the No.10 jersey this week from Benhard Janse van Rensburg.
Poitrenaud has been passed fit this week and will feature in the No.15 jersey.
The Sharks have also been bolstered by the return of a number Springboks who were rested last weekend against the Southern Kings.
Tendai Mtawarira returns to the starting line-up along with fellow Springbok Coenie Oosthuizen in a rejigged front row.
Lwazi Mvovo is back on the wing after missing the Kings match due to the enforced rest protocol.
Sharks: 15 Clement Poitrenaud, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Tera Mtembu (captain), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 Daniel du Preez, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Garth April.
Date: Saturday, March 25
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT) Lubabalo
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)