He’s back, so if you want to hear beeeeast ringing out through the Kings Park stadium, you should go to the game early for the Vodacom Cup game between the EP Kings and the Sharks at 2.40pm. It’s quite an amazing recovery, as we didn’t expect him back for at least a few more weeks, but it looks like Mtwarira will gain some fitness from this match and hopefully be back for the Sharks after the bye.
The Sharks XV has some continuity in the backline this week retaining all the backs from last weeks game, with the exception of Fred Zeilinga who is back in place of Gavin Hauptfliesch. In the forwards coach Sean Everitt welcomes back a few players who had to fly over as cover for the Sharks on tour. Kyle Cooper, Jandre Marais and Nick Schonert will strengthen the team.
With the late announcement of the Sharks Super Rugby side this team reveals a few things for the upcoming selection of the Sharks for their clash against the Chiefs. Jandre Marais who has been covering the bench for the Sharks on tour has been named as captain, which either means one of our locks has miraculously healed or either Alberts or Deysel will be our lock cover.
Conrad Hoffman’s name is also completely left out of the 22, which suggest that Plumtree will revert back to a 4/3 split, with Fred Michalak and either Meyer Bosman or if Whitehead can’t play, Marius Joubert the other two backs.
The Sharks XV will be looking to turn around an unlucky loss of last week, the EP Kings will pose a strong contest, but the team that has been selected on paper should be able to pull this one through.
15. Gouws Prinsloo, 14. S’Bura Sithole, 13. Wandile Mjekevu, 12. Heimar Williams, 11. Rosko Specman, 10. Fred Zeilinga, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Lubabalo Mtembu, 7. Brynard Stander, 6. Francois Kleinhans, 5. Peet Marais, 4. Jandre Marais (C), 3. Nick Schonert, 2. Kyle Cooper, 1. Tendai Mtawarira
Reserves: 16. Monde Hadebe, 17. Danie Mienie, 18. Brendan Groenewald, 19. Chris Cloete, 20. Hanco Venter, 21. Piet Lindeque, 22. Jaco van TonderTweet