Jordan Chait gets a run at pivot for Sharks

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Jordan Chait. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)
Jordan Chait. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

Sharks coach Sean Everitt has kept changes to a minimum for their preparation series encounter against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Wednesday evening.

Centre Jeremy Ward again leads the Sharks after a successful 35-10 win over Griquas in Durban.

Everitt has named the same matchday 23, but made three rotational changes for the trip to the Free State. Tighthead prop John-Hubert Meyer gets a start in the front row, switching places with Michael Kumbirai in the only change amongst the forwards, while Jordan Chait is named at flyhalf with Manie Libbok shifting to the bench.

Chait, 24, formerly starred for Maties in the Varsity Cup. 

The final change sees Thaakir Abrahams and Werner Kok exchanging jerseys with the former getting an opportunity to start at right wing.

Wednesday's match kicks off at 19:00.

Teams:

Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Malcolm Jaer, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Ruan Pienaar (captain), 8 Aidon Davis, 7 George Cronje, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Cameron Dawson

Substitutes: 16 Marnus van der Merwe, 17 Conraad (Beertjie) van Vuuren, 18 Aranos Coetzee, 19 Jean Drotste, 20 Oupa Mohoje, 21 Brandon Thomson/Duncan Saal, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Chris Smit

Sharks

15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Thaakir Abrahams, 13 Jeremy Ward (captain), 12 Murray Koster, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Jordan Chait, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 JJ van der Mescht, 3 John-Hubert Meyer, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Khwezi Mona 

Substitutes: 16 Fez Mbatha, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Michael Kumbirai, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Mpilo Gumede, 21 Jaden Hendrikse, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Werner Kok

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