Griquas have named former Sharks winger Luzuko Vulindlu in place of the injured Jannie Boshoff in the only change to their starting fifteen for Saturday’s Currie Cup match in Kimberley. Luzuko, who spent a season playing for Auch in France before joining Griquas, will have an opportunity to play against the side he last represented in 2010.
Coach Pote Human has conceded that Boshoff’s ongoing hamstring trouble is a concern and that the former Lion will see a specialist in Bloemfontein to assess the nature of the injury and determine the prognosis; the inference being that Human expects to have to make do without his star wing for much of the remainder of the season. Vulindlu should thus have an opportunity to impress in a backline that contains other former Sharks in Jean Stemmet, Marnus Hugo and Rocco Jansen (although the last-named only ever played in a friendly match in black and white).
The only other squad change comes on the bench, with Richard Lawson replacing Matthew Rosslee in the number 22 jersey.
Griquas: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Luzuko Vulindlu, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Walter Venter, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Marnus Hugo, 8 Leon Karemaker, 7 Wesley Wilkins, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Martin Muller, 4 Ligtoring Landman, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Ryno Barnes (captain), 1 Steph Roberts
Substitutes: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Ivann Espag, 18 Frikkie Spies, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Jacques Coetzee, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Richard LawsonTweet