Bosch returns for Sharks

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Curwin Bosch is back in the starting line up for the Sharks. PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES
Curwin Bosch is back in the starting line up for the Sharks. PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES

The Sharks have made three changes for the fourth and final match of their United Rugby Championship (URC) European tour.

The Durban-based franchise face Cardiff Blues at The Arms Park in Wales on Saturday at 8.25 pm.

Sharks coach Sean Everitt announced his matchday23 on Thursday in the quest for the team’s second victory of the URC.

The changes see Curwin Bosch, skipper Phendulani “Phepsi” Buthelezi and Dylan Richardson, who all didn’t start in the Sharks’ maiden URC win against Ospreys last week, getting the nod for Saturday’s outing.

South African-born Richardson, who this week was announced in the Scotland training squad, has replaced James Venter at blindside flanker and will form a partnership with Henco Venter, who has shifted from No.8 to accommodate the return of Buthelezi.

Gerbrandt Grobler, who started at openside flanker last week, will play off the bench.

The final change sees Anthony Volmink moving from fullback to the wing for young Thaakir Abrahams, who left the field injured last week.

Utility back Bosch will start at No.15.


1. Ntuthuko Mchunu, 2. Kerron van Vuuren, 3. Thomas du Toit, 4. Ruben van Heerden, 5. Hyron Andrews, 6. Dylan Richardson, 7. Henco Venter, 8. Phepsi Buthelezi (capt), 9. Ruan Pienaar, 10. Boeta Chamberlain, 11. Anthony Volmink, 12. Murray Koster, 13. Jeremy Ward, 14. Marnus Potgieter, 15. Curwin Bosch.

Replacements: 16. Dan Jooste, 17. Khwezi Mona, 18. Wiehahn Herbst, 19. Reniel Hugo, 20. Gerbrandt Grobler, 21. James Venter, 22. Tian Meyer, 23. Werner Kok.

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