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Sharks tweak backline

  • 20 Apr 2017
Sharks fullback Rhyno Smith Sharks fullback Rhyno Smith

Rhyno Smith will start at fullback as one of two changes to the Sharks' team for Saturday's match against the Rebels at Kings Park.

Coach Robert du Preez has selected Smith at No 15, with Curwin Bosch shifting back to flyhalf.

Up front, flank Jean-Luc du Preez has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, and his place in the team is taken by Philip van der Walt.

Benhard Janse van Rensburg and Jacques Vermeulen are the new additions to the bench.

Sharks – 15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Philip van der Walt, 6 Tera Mtembu (c), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Ruan Botha, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 23 Jeremy Ward.

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