Sharks makes three changes for Cheetahs

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Young Sharks flyhalf Jordan Chait has been selected to start against the Cheetahs on Wednesday.
Young Sharks flyhalf Jordan Chait has been selected to start against the Cheetahs on Wednesday.

Sharks coach Sean Everitt on Monday opted to stick with the same matchday 23 but made three changes to his starting line-up for their second outing in the preparation series against the Cheetahs.

Both the Sharks and Cheetahs will be looking to make it two out of two when they meet in Bloemfontein on Wednesday at 7 pm.

The Durbanites started the preparation series with an emphatic victory over the Griquas, while the Cheetahs defeated the Stormers.

The changes see John-Hubert Meyer starts at tighthead ahead of Michael Kumbirai, who is set to start off the bench.

Young flyhalf Jordan Chait has replaced Manie Libbok, who moves to the bench, while Thaakir Abrahams and Werner Kok exchange jerseys with the former getting an opportunity to start at right wing.

Centre Jeremy Ward will once again lead the side in the absence of regular skipper Lukhanyo Am.


Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Thaakir Abrahams, 13 Jeremy Ward (capt), 12 Murray Koster, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Jordan Chait, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 JJ van der Mescht, 3 John-Hubert Meyer, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Khwezi Mona.

Substitutes: 16 Fez Mbatha, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Michael Kumbirai, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Mpilo Gumede, 21 Jaden Hendrikse, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Werner Kok.

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Malcolm Jaer, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Ruan Pienaar (capt), 8 Aidon Davis, 7 George Cronje, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Cameron Dawson.

Substitutes: 16 Marnus van der Merwe, 17 Conraad (Beertjie) van Vuuren, 18 Aranos Coetzee, 19 Jean Drotste, 20 Oupa Mohoje, 21 Brandon Thomson/Duncan Saal, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Chris Smit.

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