The Waratahs play their penultimate tour game against the Sharks in Durban this afternoon.
The S14 will end in tears for one of these two teams today. Both sides are still in with a chance of qualifying for the semi finals with the Sharks still having hopes of a home semi-final. Both teams are also low enough on the table for a loss to all but assure them of not qualifying for the semi-final.
The Waratahs media machine has spent the last couple of weeks whining about the Waratahs not being treated well in SA. We can only hope that the one city that hasn’t been whined about can show them that we are also pretty awful hosts by giving them an almighty thump.
Venue: ABSA Stadium, Durban
Kick-off: 15:00 Local time
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
ARs: Joey Salmans (South Africa), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
15 Stefan Terblanche, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Adrian Jacobs, 12 Bradley Barritt, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Ruan Pienaar, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Johann Muller (captain), 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
16 John Smit, 17 Deon Carstens, 18 Albert van den Berg, 19 Keegan Daniel, 20 Monty Dumond, 21 Riaan Swanepoel, 22 Luzuko Vulindlu.
15 Lachie Turner, 14 Rob Horne, 13 Timana Tahu, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Daniel Halangahu, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Phil Waugh (captain), 6 Ben Mowen, 5 Will Caldwell, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Al Baxter, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Sekope Kepu, 18 Chris Thomson, 19 Luke Doherty, 20 Brett Sheehan, 21 Peter Playford, 22 Tom Carter.