• Ndungane back for Sharks

    Odwa Ndungane will start as one of four changes to the Sharks lineup to take on Boland in Wellington on Friday.

    The fit-again Ndungane starts on the right wing in place of Neil Maritz, who falls out of the match 22 altogether.

    The only other swap in the backline sees Heimar Williams take over from the injured Lukhanyo Am at outside centre.

    In two rotational changes to pack, prop Chiliboy Ralepelle and lock Ruan Botha earn starting berths with Franco Marais and Stephan Lewies dropping to the bench and out of the playing squad respectively.

    Lock JC Astle, scrumhalf Hanco Venter, wing Wandile Mjekevu and utility back Garth April are all added to a new-look reserves bench.

    Meanwhile, Boland have made two changes to their side with flank Shaun Adendorff replacing Kenan Cronjé and hooker Francois Esterhuyzen coming in ahead of Chadley Wenn.

    Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Heimar Williams, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Inny Radebe, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Tera Mtembu, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dale Chadwick.

    Subs: 16 Franco Marais, 17 John-Hubert Meyer, 18 JC Astle, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Hanco Venter, 21 Wandile Mjekevu, 22 Garth April.

    Boland – 15 Nico Scheepers, 14 Sergio Torrens, 13 Christopher Bosch, 12 Ryan Nell, 11 Danwel Demas, 10 Adriaan Carelse, 9 Marnus Hugo, 8 Zandré Jordaan, 7 Jacques Engelbrecht, 6 Shaun Adendorff, 5 Hanno Kitshoff, 4 Shaun McDonald, 3 Basil Short, 2 Francois Esterhuyzen, 1 Stephanus Wessels.
    Subs: 16 Clemen Lewis, 17 Abongile Mnyaka, 18 Francois Hanekom, 19 Joubert Horn, 20 Kenan Cronjé, 21 Jovelian de Koker, 22 Theuns Kotzé.

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    Mariette Adams