Gold makes three Sharks changes for Lions

Durban Super Rugby franchise the Sharks have made three changes to the side that lost to the Cheetahs for this weekend’s clash with South African rivals the Lions in Durban.

Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold says that they have tried to keep the changes to a minimum but injury has forced them into making changes.

Tendai Mtawarira who was injured last week is replaced by Dale Chadwick while also in the forwards Lubabalo Mtyanda comes in for Mouritz Botha.

The other change is in the backline as Odwa Ndungane comes into the starting line up replacing S’bura Sithole.

“Due to injuries we have had to necessitate a few changes to the team,” explaned Gold.

“Apart from those injury enforced changes we have tried to keep the team as consistent as possible, so that players have another opportunity to get the wrongs of the past weekend right.

“We are looking forward to a physical battle against a very good Lions team.”

Sharks

15. SP Marais , 14. Odwa Ndungane , 13. Waylon Murray , 12. Heimar Williams , 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 10. Patrick Lambie , 9. Cobus Reinach , 8. Tera Mtembu , 7. Renaldo Bothma , 6. Marcell Coetzee , 5. Pieter-Steph du Toit , 4. Lubabalo Mtyanda , 3. Jannie du Plessis , 2. Bismarck du Plessis (C) , 1. Dale Chadwick

Replacements : 16. Kyle Cooper , 17. Thomas du Toit , 18. Matt Stevens , 19. Marco Wentzel , 20. Jean Deysel , 21. Conrad Hoffmann , 22. Fred Zeilinga , 23. Andre Esterhuizen

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