Sharks forced into late change

Date published: April 7 2017

The Sharks have made a late change to their starting line-up for their Super Rugby clash with the Jaguares in Durban on Saturday.

Full-back Garth April has withdrawn from the run-on side due to a calf strain. This means Curwin Bosch, who was initially picked at fly-half, will now wear the number 15 jersey.

Inny Radebe, who was set to start amongst the replacements, will now line up at fly-half while Rhyno Smith comes into the matchday squad and takes Radebe’s place on the bench.

Sharks (revised): 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Inny Radebe, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Tera Mtembu (c), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Beast Mtawarira
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Ruan Botha, 20 Philip van der Walt, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Rhyno Smith, 23 Jeremy Ward

Date: Saturday, April 8
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 15:05 local (13:05 GMT)
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant Referees: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)