The first Currie Cup action for the weekend sees the Sharks travel to Kimberley to take on Griquas, who won their first match of the season against the Lions last weekend. The Sharks come off a last gasp win over the Cheetahs, and will be pushing for an improved performance in the last match of the first round.
Griquas have made only one change to the team that secured the first win last weekend, with Luzuko Vulindlu coming in for the injured Jannie Boshoff. The team seems to have finally settled and will look to build on their performance against the Lions and mount a serious challenge for the play-offs.
The Sharks have made a single change to their team that beat the Cheetahs last weekend, Steven Sykes failing to recover from a rib injury in time and Jandre Marais getting another start alongside Anton Bresler. Riaan Viljoen will be under some pressure to lift his game after the nightmare he had against the Cheetahs.
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 Rynhardt Landman, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Ryno Barnes (captain), 1 Steph Roberts.
Replacements: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Ivann Espag, 18 Frikkie Spies, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Jacques Coetzee, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Richard Lawson.
Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Jean Deysel (captain), 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Jandre Marais, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Monde Hadebe, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Pieter Dixon, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Peet Marais, 19 Francois Kleinhans, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Marius Joubert.Tweet