Sharks make one Currie Cup change for Lions

Franco Marais comes into the team

The Sharks have named their Currie Cup team for the return leg of the Currie
Cup clash against the current leaders the Golden Lions.

The unbeaten Lions lead the standings in the Currie Cup but the fight for top
four places is intensifying.

Head coach Gary Gold has stuck with the same team as last week aside from one
change at hooker, Franco Marais and Monde Hadebe swapping jerseys with the former
getting his first start this season.

On the bench, Daniel du Preez returns from a brief injury lay-off.

Tighthead prop Gerhard Engelbrecht explained that it has been a focus area
for the forwards and they know what is expected of them.

“This weekend will need a collective team effort from us,” said
Engelbrecht.

“It’s that, rather than a step up at scrum-time against a very
good Lions pack. It’s not so much that we aren’t performing, but
we need to work together.

“We’re making small individual errors; everyone makes the effort,
but not always all at once.

“This Lions team has been together for 18 months now, they’re a
good solid unit while we’ve only been together for a couple of months;
but we’ll get there.”

Sharks

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

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