The Beast is back for Sharks

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:38
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has made just three changes to his team for their match against the Jaguares in Durban.

Tendai Mtawarira, who was unavailable for selection last week due to the death of his grandmother, makes a return to the starting line-up along with fellow Springbok Stephan Lewies, who replaces Ruan Botha in the No.5 jersey.

Botha joins Thomas du Toit and Philip van der Walt, who is returning from injury, on the bench for the match. 

Mahlatse Ralepelle, who was a late withdrawal from last week's team with a quad strain, has also been named on the bench.

Sharks: 15 Garth April, 14 Jacobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Lubabalo Mtembu (captain), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenraad Oosthuizen, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.                
Replacements: 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Ruan Botha, 20 Philip van der Walt, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Inny-Christian Radebe.

Date: Saturday, April 8
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 15.05 (13.05 GMT; 10.05 Argentinian Time)
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

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