The Sharks play the last of their away games this weekend and they travel up to Bloemfontein to face the Cheetahs.
The Joke goes: “Where do the Sharks stay when they play in Bloemfontein?” Answer: “At their parents’ houses”
That Joke may be far from the truth but there are certainly enough players in the Sharks side who have played their rugby in Bloemfontein for this to be anything but an unknown stadium and the players should feel comfortable there.
Couple the Cheetahs’ lack of success with the above and we may just see a larger Sharks supporters group in Bloemfontein than Cheetahs supporters group.
The Sharks have already lost a game this season that they thought would be a walk in the park. Let’s hope Vodacom park IS a walk in the park.
Venue: Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 15:00 Local time
Referee: Nathan Pearce (Australia)
ARs: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)
TMO: Michael Cupido (South Africa)
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Danwel Demas, 13 Corné Uys, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Hendro Scholtz, 7 Juan Smith (captain), 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 David de Villiers, 4 Wayne van Heerden, 3 Kobus Calldo, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Wian du Preez.
16 Richardt Strauss, 17 Jacobus Roux, 18 Nico Breedt, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Fabian Juries.
15 Stefan Terblanche, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Adrian Jacobs, 12 Riaan Swanepoel, 11 Luzuko Vulindlu, 10 Francois Steyn, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Keegan Daniel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Johann Muller (captain), 4 Albert van den Berg, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 John Smit, 1 Deon Carstens.
16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Steven Sykes, 19 Skholiwe Ndlovu, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Monty Dumond, 22 Chris Jordaan.