Windhoek hosts Sharks XV

2011-03-04 00:00

THE Sharks XV, after having downed the ch ampion Blue Bulls 30-19 in the first round, travel to Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek to take on the Welwitschias in week two of the Vodacom Cup tomorrow.

The Namibians suffered a first-round, 47-12 loss to the EP Kings last week.

Sbura Sithole comes in for Mark Richards on the wing.

The loss of centres Adi Jacobs and Riaan Swanepoel to the Sharks — after getting some game time in last week’s match against the Blue Bulls — means a return for Howard Mnisi and Jerome Pretorius

Lambert Groenewald, fresh from his Super Rugby debut off the bench for the Sharks last week, returns to the side.

Highly-regarded prop Wiehahn Herbst, back from injury, replaces Dale Chadwick who has been called up as a replacement for Eugene van Staden in the Sharks touring squad. 

Sharks XV:

15. Kobus De Kock, 14. Sbura Sithole, 13. Jerome Pretorius, 12. Howard Mnisi, 11. Anton Verster, 10. Guy Cronje, 9. Ross Cronje (capt), 8. Marcell Coetzee, 7. Lambert Groenewald, 6. Nic Claasen, 5. Gerhard Mostert, 4. Jandre Marais 3. Wiehahn Herbst, 2. Kyle Cooper, 1. Sabelo Nhlapo.

Replacements:

16. Monde Hadebe

17. Robbie Harris

18. Peet Marais

19. Daniel Adonga

20. Cobus Reinach

21. Fred Zeilinga

22. Piet Lindeque

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