Durban – Sharks Director of Rugby
Gary Gold has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against the EP Kings in
Port Elizabeth on Saturday (17:05 kick-off).
The backline which did duty
against the Golden Lions at Kings Park last weekend has remained intact
following no injury concerns.
Up front, tighthead prop Gerhard
Engelbrecht trades places with Thomas du Toit and will gain his first start of
the campaign after playing two games off the bench.
It is the only change to the
starting XV which lost 31-16 to the Lions.
On the bench, lock JC Astle
returns from injury, while exciting young flyhalf prospect Garth April is set
for his senior Sharks debut.
Kick-off for Saturday’s clash
at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is scheduled for 17:05.
15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Odwa
Ndungane, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. S’bura Sithole, 10.
Lionel Cronje, 9. Michael Claassens, 8. Philip van der Walt, 7. Daniel du
Preez, 6. Francois Kleinhans, 5. Marco Wentzel (captain), 4. Etienne
Oosthuizen, 3. Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2. Monde Hadebe, 1. Dale Chadwick
Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper,
17. Thomas du Toit, 18. JC Astle, 19. Jean-Luc du Preez, 20. Stefan Ungerer,
21. Wandile Mjekevu, 22. Garth April