Sharks change one for Currie Cup final vs Lions

Sharks coach John Plumtree has made one change to his team for the Currie Cup final on Saturday against the Lions at Coca-Cola Park.


Alistair Hargreaves returns to the side as second row back-up off the bench after missing the last few games with Jacques Botes making way.


Plumtree has gone for continuity as they look to win back-to-back titles after winning in 2010.


“When we won the trophy last year, we were lucky enough to have the same team from start to finish over the course of the tournament, we had a cohesive unit,” explained coach John Plumtree on the Sharks site.


“This year we’ve had a lot of challenges which the Lions haven’t. The challenge for us is that we have to gel as a team right from the first whistle, that’s something we’ve talked about.


“They have that in place already and that will be the challenge for us. They’ve been playing well with that group all year. They were able to lighten up against us when they played here recently, that performance meant nothing.


“I’m sure they’ve forgotten about that game, we have.”


The Sharks


15. Patrick Lambie , 14. Odwa Ndungane , 13. Stefan Terblanche , 12. Marius Joubert , 11. JP Pietersen , 10. Frederic Michalak , 9. Conrad Hoffmann , 8. Ryan Kankowski , 7. Willem Alberts , 6. Keegan Daniel (Captain) , 5. Ross Skeate , 4. Jean Deysel , 3. Jannie du Plessis , 2. Bismarck du Plessis , 1. Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira


Replacements , 16. Craig Burden , 17. Eugene van Staden , 18. Alistair Hargreaves , 19. Marcell Coetzee , 20. Ross Cronje , 21. Adrian Jacobs , 22. Lwazi Mvovo

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