Currie Cup

Bosch back at flyhalf as Sharks name team to tackle WP

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Curwin Bosch (Gallo)
Curwin Bosch (Gallo)

Sharks coach Sean Everitt has kept changes to a minimum for Wednesday evening's Currie Cup clash against Western Province at Cape Town Stadium.

The Sharks opened their campaign with a 30-16 win against Griquas in Kimberley and will be looking to build on that momentum.

In the one change to the pack, captain Phepsi Buthelezi misses out due to concussion and is replaced by Mpilo Gumede in the No 8 jersey.

In the backline, Curwin Bosch returns at flyhalf in place of Boeta Chamberlain and Thaakir Abrahams replaces Anthony Volmink (injured) on the wing.

With Buthelezi out, centre Jeremy Ward takes the captain's armband.

"We have to look at the Currie Cup in two ways: we want to win it, make no mistake about it, but at the same time, we do have to grow our squad and this double-round competition does allow us to give opportunities to players because you can always rectify results if one week it didn’t go your way," Everitt said.

Wednesday's clash kicks off at 17:00.

Teams:

Western Province

15 Sergeal Petersen, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Cornel Smit, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Marcel Theunissen, 5 David Meihuizen, 4 Ernst van Rhyn (captain), 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Ali Vermaak

Substitutes (from): 16 Jason Alexander, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Sazi Sandi, 19 Justin Basson, 20 Johan du Toit, 21 Juarno Augustus, 22 Godlen Masimla, 23 Abner van Reenen, 24 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, 25 Lyle Hendricks

Sharks

15 Manie Libbok, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Thaakir Abrahams, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Mpilo Gumede, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Fez Mbatha, 1 Khwezi Mona 

Substitutes: 16 Dan Jooste, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 JJ van der Mescht, 20 Reniel Hugo, 21 Dylan Richardson, 22 Grant Williams, 23 Boeta Chamberlain

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