Curwin Bosch has reverted to fullback in one of four changes to the Sharks’ starting XV for their Currie Cup semi-final against the Golden Lions in Durban on Saturday.
The Sharks have gone back to the combination that has served them well this season, with Robert du Preez, at inside centre against Griquas, moving to flyhalf and Bosch shifting to fullback.
As a result, Aphelele Fassi drops to the bench and centre Marius Louw returns to the starting lineup.
There are two changes to the pack as, after being named to start against Griquas but then pulling out late, Thomas du Toit and Daniel du Preez return to the tighthead prop and eighthman positions respectively.
Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 S’bu Nkosi, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (c), 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Gideon Koegelenberg, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Luke Stringer, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Leolin Zas, 23 Aphelele Fassi.
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