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Injuries force Sharks changes


  • 13 Sep 2017
Marius Louw Marius Louw

Marius Louw will replace injured centre Lukhanyo Am in the Sharks' side to face Griquas in Kimberley this Friday.

Besides the absence of Am, the Sharks also suffered another injury blow after influential flanker Jacques Vermeulen was unable to be considered for selection. His place at No 7 will be taken by Tyler Paul.

Up front, Thomas du Toit and Akker van der Merwe are rotated to the bench, which sees Juan Schoeman and Franco Marais slotting into a new front row alongside Ross Geldenhuys.

In other changes, Odwa Ndungane comes back into the starting lineup, while Jean Droste will partner captain Ruan Botha in the second row.

Sharks – 15 Garth April, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Sibusiso Nkosi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha (c), 4 Jean Droste, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Hyron Andrews, 19 Wian Vosloo, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Tristan Blewett, 22 Inny Radebe.

Griquas – 15 AJ Coertzen (c), 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Kyle Steyn, 12 Johnathan Francke, 11 Enver Brandt, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Renier Botha, 8 DeWet Kruger, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Pieter Janse van Vuren, 4 Jonathan Adendorf, 3 Stephan Kotze, 2 AJ le Roux, 1 Nicolaas Oosthuizen.
Subs: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Liam Hendricks, 18 Sintu Manjezi, 19 Shaun McDonald, 20 Tiaan Dorfling, 21 André Swarts, 22 Eric Zana.

Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

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