Cell C Sharks coach Brad McLeod-Henderson has named his match day squad for the Currie Cup clash against the Free State Cheetahs on Saturday at Kings Park in Durban. SP Marais, Odwa Ndungane and Tonderai Chavhanga will form the back three with S’bura Sithole and Paul Jordaan in midfield. Cameron Wright and Fred Zeilinga will form the halfback pairing.
MacLeod-Henderson says he is pleased with the progress his side is making, “We’re very happy with where we are right now and the guys have been working really hard. It’s a tough competition as we said from the start, fortunately we’ve got through the first two games but we have another tough one on Saturday and we’re looking forward to playing Free State.” Dale Chadwick, Kyle Cooper and Matt Stevens will make up the front row with Etienne Oosthuizen and Marco Wentzel completing the tight five.
The back row will be made up of Jacques Botes, Francois Kleinhans and captain Tera Mtembu. “In some ways, Free State are quite similar to us. They have lost quite a few players who have either gone overseas or are with the Springboks, so they are regrouping. After losing in the opening weekend, they got it right against Griquas last weekend, so we know we’re in for a tough game,” says MacLeod-Henderson. The match kicks off at 19:10.
The replacements bench looks as follows:
16. Franco Marais
17. Thomas du Toit
18. Lourens Adriaanse
19. Stephan Lewies / Johan Meyer
20. Conrad Hoffmann
21. Heimar Williams
22. Lionel Cronje