Sharks Name Squad For Lions

The Sharks have named their match day squad for the Absa Currie Cup clash against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday. Coach Gary Gold has opted for Odwa Ndungane at fullback with Wandile Mjekevu and S’bura Sithole on the wings. Paul Jordaan and Andre Esterhuizen will be in the midfield with the halfback combination consisting of Joe Pietersen and Cobus Reinach.

Gold says: ‘The Lions are a fantastic side and have shown what they are capable off and how devastating they can be against opposition teams. Our performance in this competition has not been good enough.’ Philip Van Der Walt. Jean-Luc Du Preezand Francois Kleinhans make up the loose trio with captain Marco Wentzel and Etienne Oosthuizen scrumming down behind Gerhard Engelbrecht, Franco Marais and Thomas Du Toit. Gold says: ‘We have a lot to prove and we are still in the fight. Nothing less than an 80-minute performance will do on Saturday.’

The full match day squad is as follows:

15. Odwa Ndungane
14. Wandile Mjekevu
13. Paul Jordaan
12. Andre Esterhuizen
11. S’bura Sithole
10. Joe Pietersen
9. Cobus Reinach
8. Philip Van Der Walt
7. Jean-Luc Du Preez
6. Francois Kleinhans
5. Marco Wentzel (Captain)
4. Etienne Oosthuizen
3. Gerhard Engelbrecht
2. Franco Marais
1. Thomas Du Toit

Replacements
16. Monde Hadebe
17. Dale Chadwick
18. Dave McDuling
19. Daniel Du Preez
20. Michael Claassens
21. Heimar Williams
22. Garth April