Vermuelen starts for Sharks

Sharks coach Rob du Preez has made two changes to his match 22 for their clash against Western Province at Newlands on Saturday.

Jacques Vermeulen, who made his comeback from injury off the bench against the Golden Lions last weekend, replaces Luke Stringer in the loose trio.

With S’bu Nkosi away on Springbok duty, former Stormers and Western Province wing Leolin Zas comes on to the bench.

Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Dan du Preez, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Gideon Koegelenberg, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle (c), 1 Juan Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Ruben van Heerden, 19 Luke Stringer, 20 Cameron Wright, 21 Leolin Zas, 22 Aphelele Fassi.

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