Star Sharks flyhalf Curwin Bosch is set to start the Currie Cup clash against the Bulls at fullback on Friday as coach Sean Everitt rings changes in a bid to return to winning ways.
The Durban-based franchise host the Bulls in their top-of-the-table meeting at Kings Park in Durban, where kick-off is set for 7 pm.
The Sharks will be looking to bag a win and reclaim top spot on the log table as they are currently one point behind the Bulls.
For this week, the coach has made two changes upfront as he brings in Khutha Mchunu for Lourens Adriaanse at tighthead prop, and back-rowers Dylan Richardson for James Venter and Henco Venter for Mpilo Gumede.
In the backline, Grant Williams returns in place of Sanele Nohamba who will play off the bench.
Lionel Cronje comes in at flyhalf while Bosch shifts to fullback in place of Anthony Volmink, who is among the reserves this week.
Since Everitt took over the coaching reigns from Robert du Preez, Bosch has been used mostly as the side’s first-choice pivot.
It’s understood that the player was frustrated by being played in that position in the past as he prefers being a 10.
Now there’s this interesting change again.
1. Ntuthuko Mchunu, 2. Kerron van Vuuren, 3. Khutha Mchunu, 4. Le Roux Roets, 5. Reniel Hugo, 6. Dylan Richardson, 7. Henco Venter, 8. Phepsi Buthelezi (capt), 9. Grant Williams, 10. Lionel Cronje, 11. Thaakir Abrahams, 12. Murray Koster, 13. Werner Kok, 14. Yaw Penxe, 15. Curwin Bosch.
Replacements: 16. Khwezi Mona, 17. Lourens Adriaanse, 18. Thembelani Bholi, 19. Mpilo Gumede, 20. James Venter, 21. Sanele Nohamba, 22. Jeremy Ward, 23. Anthony Volmink.