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Pietersen rushed back for Sharks


  • 13 Mar 2014
JP Pietersen tackles Higlanders lock Josh Bekhuis in a 2013 match JP Pietersen tackles Higlanders lock Josh Bekhuis in a 2013 match

JP Pietersen will start on the right wing and Pat Lambie at flyhalf for the Sharks against the Reds this Saturday.

Centre Paul Jordaan's knee injury and the unavailability of wing Odwa Ndungane (family bereavement) has forced Sharks director of rugby Jake White to make changes. Pietersen, who only recently returned from Japan, is pushed straight into the starting side, while S'bura Sithole will fill the gap at No 13.

The return of Lambie allows Frans Steyn to shift back to No 12. Lambie missed last week's match against the Lions because of tick bite fever.

Sharks – 15 SP Marais, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 S’bura Sithole, 12  Frans Steyn, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Anton Bresler, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis (c), 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Charl McLeod, 22 Heimar Williams, 23 Jaco van Tonder.

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