Etienne Fynn has made a number of changes to the Sharks team for their final-round Currie Cup clash with Western Province, bolstering the match 23 with Vodacom United Rugby Championship players.
Fynn has brought in hooker Kerron van Vuuren, tighthead prop Khutha Mchunu, lock Le Roux Roets, eighthman Sikhumbuzo Notshe, scrumhalf Cameron Wright, flyhalf Curwin Bosch and wing Werner Kok to add experience to a young Currie Cup team that knows just how important this final pool clash is.
Currently in fifth place in the Currie Cup, the Sharks will need a positive result against WP in Stellenbosch on Friday to stand a chance of progressing into the tournament semi-finals.
“We played the Lions URC team, and while it was not a faultless performance, it was certainly a committed one, from which we took two valuable log points, with everything to play for against Western Province,” Fynn said.
“All our preparation has been done for Friday’s game, now it’s all about consolidating it.”
Sharks – 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Marnus Potgieter, 13 Jeremy Ward (c), 12 Murray Koster, 11 Werner Kok, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Jeandre Labuschagne, 6 Mpilo Gumede, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Le Roux Roets, 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Dian Bleuler.
Subs: 16 Dan Jooste, 17 Khwezi Mona, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 OJ Noa, 21 Bradley Davids, 22 Boeta Chamberlain, 23 Ben Tapuai.
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