So this is it. Game three of the 2007 S14 and it is on South African soil. The Western Force have traveled to Durban to face the Sharks.
Will that Sharks be able to repeat a table topping performance?
Or will the Western Force repeat a late comeback in the match as they did last year?
Kick off in Durban is at 19:10 SA time.
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
TJ’s: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Christie du Preez (South Africa)
TMO: Michael Cupido (South Africa)
Starting XV: 15 Francois Steyn, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Bradley Barritt, 11 Henno Mentz, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 AJ Venter, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Johann Muller (captain), 4 Johan Ackermann, 3 BJ Botha, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Kees Lensing, 18 Jannie du Plessis, 19 Albert van den Berg, 20 Jean Deysel, 21 Rory Kockott, 22 Adrian Jacobs.
Starting XV: 15 Cameron Shepherd, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Ryan Cross, 12 Scott Staniforth, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Matt Giteau (vice-captain), 9 Matt Henjak, 8 Richard Brown, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fava, 5 Nathan Sharpe (captain), 4 David Pusey, 3 AJ Whalley, 2 Tai McIsaac, 1 Gareth Hardy.
Replacements: 16 Luke Holmes, 17 Troy Takiari, 18 Sitaleki Timani, 19. Matt Hodgson, 20 James Stannard, 21 Scott Daruda, 22 Josh Tatupu.Tweet