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Sharks unleash Jean-Luc on Bulls

Sharks scrumhalf Michael Claassens ahead of Currie Cup semifinal
Thu 19 Oct 2017 | 09:15

Sharks unleash Jean-Luc on Bulls

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There is just one change to the forwards where Jean-Luc du Preez returns to the starting line-up after playing off the bench last week against Western Province.

Du Preez swaps places with Jacques Vermeulen and joins his twin brother Daniel and veteran campaigner Keegan Daniel in the back row.

There are two changes in the backline with Louis Schreuder returning at scrumhalf in place of Michael Claassens, who, along with Odwa Ndungane, shifts to the bench, with Jacobus van Wyk named on the wing.

Coach Du Preez has chosen a five-three split amongst the replacements for the clash.

Sharks: 15 Garth April, 14 Jacobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Sibusiso Nkosi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha (captain), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit.        
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Jean Droste, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Tristan Blewett, 23 Odwa Ndungane.

Date: Saturday, October 21
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 14.30 (12.30 GMT)
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Christie du Preez

PV: 2
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