The Sharks take on the Highlanders in episode 2 of the 5 episode series. This is also the only S14 match today.
Will there be as much drama this week as there was last week?
Will the Highlanders continue on from their first win of the season?
Or will the Sharks go one better than last week.
This is a MUST win for the Sharks, not only because they NEED the points but because anybody should be able to beat the Highlanders at the moment.
Kick-off in Dunedin at 09:35 SA Time.
Ref: Ian Smith (Australia)
TJ’s: Stuart Dickinson (Australia), Josh Noonan (New Zealand)
TMO: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
Starting XV: 15 Paul Williams, 14 Matt Saunders, 13 Niva Ta’auso, 12 Aaron Bancroft, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 James Wilson, 9 Toby Morland, 8 Craig Newby (captain), 7 Tim Boys, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Hoani MacDonald, 3 Clint Newland, 2 Jason Macdonald, 1 Chris King.
Replacements: 16 David Hall, 17 Keith Cameron, 18 Isaac Ross, 19 Hayden Triggs, 20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Daniel Bowden, 22 Mike Delany.
Starting XV:15 Stefan Terblanche, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Francois Steyn, 12 Bradley Barritt, 11 Waylon Murray, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Jacques Botes, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Johann Muller (captain), 4 Steven Sykes, 3 BJ Botha, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Jannie du Plessis, 18 Deon Carstens, 19 Albert van den Berg, 20 AJ Venter, 21 Rory Kockott, 22 Adrian Jacobs.
Note the late changes to the Highlanders: Johnny Leota has not recovered from a virus and has been replaced by Aaron Bancroft in the midfield. Mike Delany will take Bancroft’s place in the reserves. Keith Cameron has been named as the reserve prop after being bracketed with Jamie Mackintosh yesterday.Tweet