Sean Everitt has made three changes to the Sharks lineup for their Currie Cup encounter with Western Province in Cape Town on Wednesday.
The Sharks scrapped to a 30-16 victory over Griquas in their Currie Cup opener on 19 June, and enjoyed a bye this past weekend.
Now, as they return to action, Everitt has stuck to his winning formula, making just one enforced change to the forward pack. In the absence of captain Phepsi Buthelezi, who will sit out this game due to a concussion, Mpilo Gumede comes in at No 8.
In the two changes to the backline, Curwin Bosch returns at flyhalf and Thaakir Abrahams replaces the injured Anthony Volmink on the wing.
Wednesday’s match against Province offers the Sharks the opportunity to leapfrog the teams ahead of them at the top of the table.
“We have to look at the Currie Cup in two ways: we want to win it, make no mistake about it, but at the same time, we do have to grow our squad and this double-round competition does allow us to give opportunities to players because you can always rectify results if one week it didn’t go your way,” Everitt said.
The Cell C Sharks will hit this week running after a bye weekend in week two of the Carling Currie Cup as they continue to prepare for Wednesday’s clash with DHL Western Province in Cape Town.
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) June 28, 2021