Daniel to skipper youthful Sharks

Veteran flank Keegan Daniel will lead a new-look Sharks side in their Currie Cup opener against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday.

Daniel forms part of a talented loose trio that includes Jacques Vermeulen and Khaya Majola, while notably, former Kings prop Ross Geldenhuys will start at tighthead as he joins the Sharks on a one-year deal.

Among the backs, Benhard Janse van Rensburg will start at flyhalf, with Rowan Gouws at No 9, while centre S'bura Sithole and Odwa Ndungane will add some much-needed experience.

Sharks – 15 Courtney Winnaar, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 S’bura Sithole, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Ilunga Mukendi, 10 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 9 Rowan Gouws, 8 Keegan Daniel (c), 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Khaya Majola, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Wian Vosloo, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Subs: 16 Andy du Plessis, 17 Thierry Kounga, 18 Tyler Paul, 19 Bandisa Ndlovu, 20 Cameron Wright, 21 Brandon Bailing, 22 Inny-Christian Radebe.

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Craig Lewis