Sharks unchanged for Waratahs in Sydney

Marco Wentzel returns to captain the Sharks

Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has retained the team that lost to the Hurricanes for this weekend’s Super Rugby match against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.

The Sharks pushed the Hurricanes to the end of the match last week and Gold is hoping for another display of commitment from his charges against the Super Rugby champions.

“They’re a very physical team, probably the most physical Australian team,” said Gold.

“We saw what the Force did to them on the weekend by matching them from a physical point of view, so that’s the challenge for us.

“With the likes of Beale, Folau and Ashley-Cooper, they have some fantastic play-makers in their backline and a big strong pack. They move the ball well so we’re really going to have to get our defensive shape right.”

Sharks

15. Lwazi Mvovo , 14. Odwa Ndungane , 13. JP Pietersen , 12. Frans Steyn , 11. S’bura Sithole , 10. Lionel Cronje , 9. Stefan Ungerer , 8. Renaldo Bothma , 7. Etienne Oosthuizen , 6. Marcell Coetzee , 5. Marco Wentzel (C) , 4. Stephan Lewies , 3. Jannie du Plessis , 2. Bismarck du Plessis , 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements : 16. Franco Marais , 17. Dale Chadwick , 18. Lourens Adriaanse , 19. Mouritz Botha , 20. Kyle Cooper , 21. Conrad Hoffmann , 22. Andre Esterhuizen , 23. Waylon Murray

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