British and Irish Lions clash an ‘opportunity to learn’ for Sharks

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Jaden Hendrikse will again wear the important No. 9 jersey for the Sharks in their second match against the British and Irish Lions in Pretoria on Saturday.
Jaden Hendrikse will again wear the important No. 9 jersey for the Sharks in their second match against the British and Irish Lions in Pretoria on Saturday.
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The Sharks have made plenty of changes to their line-up, but there is still the same hope that they will avoid another massive hiding at the hands of the British and Irish Lions in Pretoria on Saturday by making rapid progress.

Sean Everitt’s men may proudly be doing national duty by standing in for the sick Bulls side at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday evening, but the coach is fully aware that the chances of their Wednesday hammering by the tourists being repeated will be high unless they make that necessary step-up on both defence and attack.

That’s largely because Everitt has what is roughly a Sharks ‘C’ team taking to the field to challenge an international side in the 6 pm kick-off, with his team changes also coming about to freshen up because of the quick turnaround time between the two games.

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