Du Toit starts for Sharks
- 12 Sep 2013
Pieter-Steph du Toit will wear the Sharks No 5 jersey against Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.
Du Toit, who has been sidelined since June with a sternum injury, will make his first appearance in this year's Currie Cup. He forms a new second-row partnership alongside Edwin Hewitt, in place of Marco Wentzel, who is ruled out with a dislocated shoulder, and Peet Marais.
Other changes to the side that lost to Western Province last week sees Wiehahn Herbst and Kyle Cooper coming in for Rayno Gerber and Craig Burden in the front row, while Charl McLeod takes over from Cobus Reinach at scrumhalf.
Flanker Jean Deysel, who was nursing a few bruises, has been passed fit.
Sharks – 15 SP Marais, 14 Sizo Maseko, 13 Louis Ludik, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Butch James, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Jacques Botes (c), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Edwin Hewitt, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Danie Mienie.
Subs: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Peet Marais, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Cobus Reinach, 21 Fred Zeilinga, 22 Jaco van Tonder.
Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images
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