There are three ABSA Finals in Durban today. The Sharks and the Bulls feature twice with OFS and WP each featuring once. We will be bringing you live updates on all three matches here at Sharksworld.
The action kicks off with Under-19 defending champions Western Province taking on the Sharks’ u/19′s at ABSA Stadium in Durban at 12:00 SA time.
WP u/19 coach Kennedy Ford believes that his counterpart at the Sharks u/19, Rudolf Straeuli, would have done his homework and is expecting a great onslaught from the Natal Sharks u/19 in an attempt to wrestle the trophy away from Western Province.
Will WP manage to take back to back championships?
Or will the Sharks start the day off with a good win, setting the mood for the Currie Cup Final?
Western Province Under-19:
Starting XV: 15. Martin Du Toit, 14. Jean Du Plessis, 13. Nicholaas Hanekom, 12. Johann Sadie (Capt), 11. JJ Engelbrecht, 10. Jurgen Visser, 9. Liam Slatem, 8. Reuben Johannes 7. Wimpie Van Der Walt, 6. Jacobus Rossouw, 5. Yaya Hartzenberg, 4. Rynhardt Elstadt, 3. Nezaam Bewee, 2. Sydney Tobias, 1. Alistair Vermaak.
Substitutes: 16. Madoda Yako, 17. Ruan Smith, 18. Stephan Greeff, 19. Theunis Botha, 20. Willem Louw, 21. Nathanael Pekeur, 22. Thythan Adams.
Starting XV: 15 Faizel de Bruin, 14 Mark Richards, 13 Arno van Zyl, 12 Wynand Pienaar, 11 Logan Basson, 10 Guy Cronje, 9 Ross Cronje (Capt), 8 Meyer Swanepoel, 7 Lambert Groenewald, 6 Cameron Dunlop, 5 Kenechukwu Okafor, 4 Jan Andre Marais, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Johannes Snyman, 1 Dale Chadwick (Vice Capt).
Substitutes: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Pierre Hanekom, 18 Francois Robertse. 19 Renaldo Bothma, 20 Justin Botha, 21 Howard Mnisi, 22 Damien Jansen van Rensburg.
Referee: Jason Jaftha
Assistant Referees; Cobus Wessels, Siphokasi Njani
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee