Bismarck starts as Sharks change one for Bulls

The Sharks have made one change to the team that beat the Blues for this weekend’s
Super Rugby match against the Bulls Loftus Versfeld.

Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis comes into the starting line up and replaces
Kyle Cooper who drops down to the bench.

Pat Lambie reaches a milestone in this match, his 50th outing in the competition
since making his debut in 2010.

Last week – against the Blues – Lambie took his Super Rugby record to over
500 points including 157 this year).

“We’ve always gone up there and known how we want to play the Bulls and that’s
worked for us at times and other times we’ve been physically dominated,” said
coach Hugh Reece-Edwards on the Sharks site.

“We are very aware of their physicality and certainly we know we need
to be physical if we want to be in that game. But we also have to go up there
and play our game to go and get the result we want. And that is to come back
with a win to have any chance of staying in this competition.

“We have some talented players, some talented backs, and although we
don’t have a huge number of backs, with what we’ve got we can certainly
play exciting rugby. “

“We know we have to keep the ball in hand for long periods of time against
the Bulls and that doesn’t change regardless of the style of rugby we
want to play.”


1. Tendai Mtawarira ,
2. Bismarck du Plessis ,
3. Jannie du Plessis,
4. Edwin Hewitt,
5. Franco van der Merwe,
6. Marcell Coetzee,
7. Willem Alberts,
8. Keegan Daniel (Captain),
9. Charl McLeod,
10. Patrick Lambie,
11. Lwazi Mvovo,
12. Butch James ,
13. Louis Ludik,
14. Odwa Ndungane,
15. Riaan Viljoen

Replacements 16. Kyle Cooper,
17. Wiehahn Herbst,
18. Jandre Marais,
19. Jean Deysel,
20. Jacques Botes,
21. Jacobus Reinach,
22. Jaco van Tonder

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