Sharks make four changes

Date published: August 10 2016

Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has made four changes to his starting line-up for Friday's clash with Griquas in Durban.

Inny Radebe will start in the number 10 jersey after playing there off the bench and impressing in last weekend 33-10 win over the Pumas. 

Meanwhile, last week’s starting fly-half, another exciting young player, Curwin Bosch, shifts to full-back position where he takes over from Odwa Ndungane, who is bracketed with Heimar Williamson the bench, while Stefan Ungerer replaces Michael Claassens at full-back.

With Lourens Adriaanse gaining selection this week to the Springbok squad ahead of the Rugby Championship, Thomas du Toit gets a start at tighthead prop.

Etienne Oosthuizen and Stephan Lewies have built up a formidable partnership this season in the second row and having locked together for most of the year, bring great continuity in the tight five.

Jean-Luc du Preez is carrying a slight niggle and will miss this match. He is replaced in the starting line-up by Tera Mtembu who will play at number eight with Philip van Walt moving to the blindside flank. 

Dale Chadwick will earn his 50th Currie Cup cap for the Sharks. 

Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Neil Maritz, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Inny Radebe, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Philip van der Walt, 6 Keegan Daniel (c), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Dale Chadwick 
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 John-Hubert Meyer, 18 Ruan Botha, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Heimar Williams/Odwa Ndungane, 22 Rhyno Smith

Date: Friday, August 12
Venue: Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Kick-off: 17:10 local (15:10 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden 
Assistant Referees: Stephan Geldenhuys, Ricus van der Hoven
TMO: Marius Jonker