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Bok flank on Sharks bench

  • 02 Oct 2013
Marcell Coetzee will start on the Sharks bench Marcell Coetzee will start on the Sharks bench

Marcell Coetzee has been named on the Sharks bench for their Currie Cup match against the Blue Bulls at Loftus on Friday.

Coetzee replaces Brynard Stander, who suffered a knee strain against the Golden Lions last weekend.

In other changes, Jacques Botes comes in at No 6 flank, in place of Justin Downey, for his record-equalling 142nd Currie Cup game (the record is currently held by former Free State centre Helgard Muller). Botes has played 115 games for the Sharks and 26 for the Pumas.

Jean Deysel returns at No 7 in place of Lubabalo Mtembu and Cobus Reinach rotates with Charl McLeod at scrumhalf.

Captain Keegan Daniel will be playing in his 100th Currie Cup game.

Sharks – 15 SP Marais, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Heimar Williams, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Keegan Daniel (c), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Peet Marais, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Subs: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Edwin Hewitt, 19 Marcell Coetzee, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Butch James, 22 Louis Ludik.

Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images

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