6 Boks start for Sharks against Bulls

Lwazi Mvovo (Gallo Images)
Lwazi Mvovo (Gallo Images)

Durban - Sharks coach Robert du Preez has named his team for their opening Currie Cup encounter against the Blue Bulls at Kings Park on Saturday.

The Blue Bulls opened their account last weekend with a 34-12 win over the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

The Sharks starting XV features six Springboks.

In the backline, scrumhalf Louis Schreuder, flyhalf Robert du Preez jnr, wing Lwazi Mvovo and fullback Curwin Bosch all have Test experience, while up front captain and hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle and No 8 Daniel du Preez have played for the Springboks.

Saturday’s clash is scheduled for 15:00.

Teams:

Sharks

15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Wian Vosloo, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Gideon Koegelenberg, 3 John-Hubert Meyer, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle (captain), 1 Juan Schoeman

Substitutes: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Khutha Mchunu, 18 Andrew Evans, 19 Tera Mtembu, 20 Cameron Wright, 21 Johan Deysel, 22 Aphelele Fassi

Blue Bulls

15 Divan Rossouw, 14 Jade Stighling, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Johnny Kotze, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (captain), 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Hendre Stassen, 3 Conrad van Vuuren, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Matthys Basson

Substitutes: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 18 Eli Snyman, 19 Jano Venter, 20 Raegan Orange, 21 Tony Jantjies, 22 JT Jackson


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