Rainbow Cup

Sharks turn to highly-rated scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse for Bulls trip

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Jaden Hendrikse. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)
Jaden Hendrikse. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

Sharks coach Sean Everitt has made just one change to his team for Saturday's PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA clash against the Bulls in Pretoria.

The Durbanites retained the same starting XV for their two opening wins over the Stormers and Lions and this week the inclusion of highly-rated Jaden Hendrikse at scrumhalf is the only change to the starting XV.

The former Junior Springbok replaces Grant Williams in the No 9 jersey, while Sanele Nohamba also gets a spot on the bench as scrumhalf cover with Williams dropping out of the match-day squad.

The Sharks know that this top-of-the-table clash against the Bulls will be a step up from their previous two encounters.

"With the freedom we're given to play, decision-making becomes crucially important," flyhalf Curwin Bosch stressed.

"That's knowing when to run and when to kick and with all the hard work put in with that in mind, hopefully we can put in the perfect performance this weekend."

Kick-off for Saturday's clash at Loftus Versfeld is scheduled for 18:15.



15 David Kriel, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 12 Cornal Hendricks, 11 Stravino Jacobs, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Arno Botha, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp

Substitutes: 16 Schalk Erasmus, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Janko Swanepoel, 20 Elrigh Louw, 21 Zak Burger, 22 Chris Smith, 23 James Verity-Amm


15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Jeremy Ward, 11 Yaw Penxe, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Fez Mbatha, 1 Ox Nche 

Substitutes: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Sanele Nohamba, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Werner Kok

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