Sharks go with continuity for Stormers clash

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:43
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has largely retained the same side that beat the Sunwolves last week for their clash against the Stormers in Durban on Saturday.

 

There is just one change to the starting line-up - Coenraad Oosthuizen returns after being rested for last week's match in Singapore with Lourens Adriaanse named on the bench.

Lock Etienne Oosthuizen plays in his 50th Super Rugby game for the Sharks, while Odwa Ndungane returns to the matchday 23 on the bench.

The Sharks beat the Sunwolves 38-17 in Round 13, while the Stormers also recorded a win last week with a 30-22 victory against the Blues.

This will be the final game for both teams before the June international break.

Sharks: 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Jacobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Johan Deysel, 11 Sibusiso Nkosi, 10 Garth April, 9 Jacobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt (captain), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha, 3 Coenraad Oosthuizen, 2 Mahlatse Ralepelle, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Replacements: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Lubabalo Mtembu, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 23 Odwa Ndungane.

Date: Saturday, May 27
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs (South Africa), Archie Sehlako (South Africa)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

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