Sharks coach John Plumtree has been forced to pick a new right wing for Friday’s clash against Border.
Lwazi Mvovo will make his Currie Cup debut in the number 14 jersey, with JP Pietersen and Odwa Ndungane both selected to tour the Antipodes with the Springboks. Flyhalf Bradley Barritt has been bracketed with Andrew Borgen, the latter making his debut should Barritt fail to recover in time from a number of various niggles.
The rest of the team is the same as the one which did battle against WP last weekend. Big Nikloai Blignaut comes onto the bench in place of Albert van den Berg, while Charl MacLeod, Riaan Swaneopel and Monty Dumond will form a completely new backline replacement division.
Sharks team to take on Boland:
15 Stefan Terblanche, 14 Lwazi Mvovo, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Henno Mentz, 10 Brad Barritt/Andrew Borgen, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Steven Sykes, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Johann Muller (capt), 4 Alistair Hargreaves, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Deon Carstens
16 Skipper Badenhorst, 17 Robbie Harris, 18 Nikolaie Blignaut, 19 Skholiwe Ndlovu, 20 Charl Macleod, 21 Riaan Swanepoel. 22 Monty DumondTweet