Sharks name Twickenham side

2011-03-23 12:49

The Sharks today named their side that will take on the Crusaders in London on Sunday and, as expected, coach John Plumtree made only one change to his starting line-up from the previous week.

This will be the first Super Rugby match to be staged in the northern hemisphere.

As for the change in personnel, Jacques-Louis Potgieter will be earning his first start at flyhalf ahead of the injured Pat Lambie.

Lambie fractured a finger in last week’s match against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

On the bench no less than three previously injured players – tighthead prop Eugene van Staden, lock Gerhard Mostert and Springbok wing JP Pietersen – will make their return.

With John Smit captaining the side at loosehead prop, Plumtree decided not to include a reserve hooker and will therefore have two frontrowers in Van Staden and Tendai Mtawarira at his disposal.

Team:
Louis Ludik,
Odwa Ndungane,
Stefan Terblanche,
Meyer Bosman,
Lwazi Mvovo,
Jacques-Louis Potgieter,
Charl McLeod,
Ryan Kankowski,
Willem Alberts,
Keegan Daniel,
Alistair Hargreaves,
Steven Sykes,
Jannie du Plessis,
Bismarck du Plessis,
John Smit (Capt).

Replacement:

Eugene van Staden,
Tendai Mtawarira,
Gerhard Mostert,
Jacques Botes,
Conrad Hoffmann,
Adrian Jacobs,
JP Pietersen.

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