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Sharks coach calls on Bok enforcers Kolisi, Mbonambi for Stormers clash

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Ruhan Nel of the Stormers and Siya Kolisi of the Sharks (Gallo)
Ruhan Nel of the Stormers and Siya Kolisi of the Sharks (Gallo)

Sharks coach Sean Everitt has named flank Siya Kolisi and hooker Bongi Mbonambi in his United Rugby Championship team to face the Stormers in Durban on Saturday.

Fresh from a thrilling 47-37 victory against the Lions, the two Boks are the only changes to the match-23.

Kolisi replaces James Venter, while Mbonambi starts in place of Kerron van Vuuren.

"The positives from last week were the opportunities we created and I was happy with the quick attack and the way we were able to move the ball and the continuity we got from that; the offloads in the build-up to some of the tries was also really pleasing," explained Everitt.

"And we also managed the game well at times and that was why we probably came out on top."

Kick off at Kings Park is at 17:05 on Saturday.



15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (c), 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Boeta Chamberlain, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Jeandre Labuschagne, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutions: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Kutha Mchunu, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Jaden Hendrikse, 22 Tito Bonilla, 23 Jeremy Ward



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