Bosch at fullback as Sharks gun for top spot

Curwin Bosch has returned to the Sharks starting lineup in the No 15 jersey for their final Currie Cup round-robin clash with Western Province in Durban on Saturday.

Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has made a number of changes to last week’s side, bringing in a new front row of Ntuthuko Mchunu, Kerron van Vuuren and Khutha Mchunu for Khwezi Mona, Dan Jooste and Lourens Adriaanse, respectively, while Le Roux Roets joins Gerbrandt Grobler in the second row in place of Emile van Heerden and James Venter replaces Dylan Richardson in the final change to the pack.

Among the backs, Grant Williams, having been called up to the Springbok squad, has been replaced by Sanele Nohamba.

There is a new centre partnership with Murray Koster and Werner Kok taking over from Marius Louw and Jeremy Ward.

In the final change, Bosch comes in for Anthony Volmink at fullback, which could point to the Sharks taking a territory-based approach as a wet-weather match is expected at Kings Park.

The Sharks can still mathematically finish in first place, should they be able to claim a bonus-point win on Saturday. However, they will also need the Cheetahs to beat the Bulls in Pretoria and deny them any log points in the process.

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