Given the quick turnaround, Sean Everitt has been forced into a number of changes to the Sharks side for Wednesday’s clash with the Pumas in Nelspruit.
The Sharks have had little time to relax after their blistering 35-28 Currie Cup victory over the Blue Bulls on Friday as they head to Mbombela Stadium to take on the Pumas on Wednesday.
In the front row, the props who finished against the Blue Bulls will start this match – Khwezi Mona on the loosehead side and Lourens Adriaanse at tighthead – with Ntuthuko Mchunu and Khutha Mchunu coming off the bench.
In the second row, Emile van Heerden comes in for Reniel Hugo while Thembelani Bholi takes over from Henco Venter, who shifts to eighthman in place of Phepsi Buthelezi and also takes over the captaincy.
Amongst the backs, Sanele Nohamba replaces Grant Williams and partners up with Boeta Chamberlain as the new flyhalf, taking over from Lionel Cronje who plays off the bench. And, in the final two changes, Marius Louw and Jeremy Ward will take over the midfield duties from Murray Koster and Werner Kok, respectively.
The match kicks off at 2:30pm.
The Cell C Sharks have had little time to rest on their laurels following their victory over the Vodacom Blue Bulls on Friday as they head to Mbombela Stadium to take on the New Nation Pumas on Wednesday afternoon.
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) August 10, 2021
Photo: Gallo Images