• Kolisi starts in powerful Sharks side

    Siya Kolisi will start in a loose-trio combination including Henco Venter and Sikhumbuzo Notshe for this Saturday’s Rainbow Cup clash with the Stormers.

    Coach Sean Everitt has had an almost complete squad to pick from and chose a strong side for this opening clash of the Rainbow Cup SA.

    Ox Nche, Fez Mbatha and Thomas du Toit will look to offer formidable opposition to the highly rated Stormers front row, while Ruben van Heerden and Reniel Hugo slot into the second row.

    Lukhanyo Am leads the team in a backline where Grant Williams partners up with Curwin Bosch at halfback. Jeremy Ward, Yaw Penxe, Sbu Nkosi and Aphelele Fassi are all named in the run-on backline.

    Saturday’s match at Cape Town Stadium kicks off at 2pm.

    Sharks

    1. Ox Nche

    2. Fez Mbatha

    3. Thomas du Toit

    4. Ruben van Heerden

    5. Reniel Hugo

    6. Siya Kolisi

    7. Henco Venter

    8. Sikhumbuzo Notshe

    9. Grant Williams

    10. Curwin Bosch

    11. Yaw Penxe

    12. Jeremy Ward

    13. Lukhanyo Am (c)

    14. Sbu Nkosi

    15. Aphelele Fassi

    Replacements

    16. Kerron van Vuuren

    17. Ntuthuko Mchunu

    18. Wiehahn Herbst

    19. JJ van der Mescht

    20. Phepsi Buthelezi

    21. Sanele Nohamba

    22. Manie Libbok

    23. Werner Kok

     

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    Craig Lewis