Here we go – the start of round 2 and we’re at the ABSA Stadium in Durban.
Will an even further depleted Sharks team bounce back from an embarrassing defeat against WP last week in the rain? New captain Stef Terblanche will look to put one over his old team, while new starting forwards Albert van den Berg and Pat Cilliers will have their work cut out for them upfront.
Or will Boland, who have already sniffed a real air of weakness around this Sharks team, fancy their chances of an upset? They are already starting the mind games, talking down their chances and saying they’re not even a fully-professional outfit, hence they’re just going to see what they can do! Outrageous!
Kick-off is just after 19h00 SA Time.
The Sharks: 15 Stefan Terblanche (captain), 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Andries Strauss, 12 Riaan Swanepoel, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Guy Cronjé, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Albert van den Berg, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Deon Carstens.
Replacements: 16 Skipper Badenhorst, 17 Wiehahn Herbst, 18 Nikolai Blignaut, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Ross Cronjé, 21 Monty Dumond, 22 Luzuko Vulindlu.
Boland Cavaliers: 15 Justin Peach, 14 Mark Harris, 13 Deon Scholtz, 12 Dewey Swartbooi, 11 Luvo Sogidashe, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Marnus Hugo, 8 Alwyn Bester, 7 Wendall Wehr, 6 Zolani Mofu, 5 Rito Hlungwane, 4 Frikkie Spies, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Conrad Burke (captain), 1 Janro Van Niekerk.
Replacements: 16 Clement Lewis, 17 Jane du Toit, 18 Grant le Roux, 19 Karel Hoffman, 20 Angelo Brinkhuys, 21 Alvin Hugo, 22 Hein Myburgh.
Referee: Joey Salmans
Assistant referees: Gareth Lloyd-Jones, Reuben Rossouw
TMO: Michael Cupido