Well the Sharks didn’t do as well as expected this morning, how many of the Sharks XV will be using this opportunity to put up their hands and force their way into the Sharks side.
With rather a few players in the team having Super 14 experience this should be all but a doddle for the Sharks XV, but then again stranger things have happened. The 27 – 0 victory over the Cheetahs in a warm-up last weekend counts for nothing this evening as the real competition begins.
Border really have only two “name” players in their team with Solly Tyibilika captaining the side.
Venue: ABSA Stadium Durban
Kick-off: 18:00 SA Time
Referee: Joey Salmans
Sharks XV: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Mark Richards, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Andries Strauss (capt) , 11 Luzuko Vulindlu, 10 Monty Dumond, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Luvuyiso Lusaseni, 7 Lambert Groenewald, 6 Justin Downey, 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 4 Anton Bresler, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Pat Cilliers
Substitutes: 16 Hannes Snyman, 17 Sabz Nhlapo, 18 Mike Rhodes, 19 Skollie Ndlovu, 20 Ross Cronjé, 21 Jerome Pretorius, 22 Chris Jordaan
Border: 15 Gerrit Sprong, 14 Vuyo Mboto, 13 Byron Mcguigan, 12 Chumani Booi, 11 Brad Birkholtz, 10 Thembani Mkokeli, 9 Ntando Kebe, 8 Siyabonga Tshemese, 7 Solomzi Tyibilika (Captain), 6 Dumisani Meslane, 5 Ashley Viviers, 4 Samora Fihlani, 3 Marius Visser, 2 Greg Van Jaarsveld, 1 Lonwabo Mtimka.
Substitutes: 16 Matthew Taljard, 17 Armon Fourie, 18 Ashley Meier, 19 Sokhana Mkona, 20 Billy Dutton, 21 Sinovuyo Nyoka, 22 Charl Kennedy
Special thanks to Sharksrugby.co.za for supplying the Border Bulldogs team information. IF Border Bulldogs had a Website it would have been so much easier.Tweet