Sharks name strong side to tackle British & Irish Lions

Phepsi Buthelezi is again at No 8 and will captain the Sharks of their conflict in opposition to the British & Irish Lions at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Kick-off is now at 19:00.

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Buthelezi missed the Durbanites’ final Currie Cup conflict, however is again within the squad and can lead them out in opposition to the boys within the pink jerseys, who bought their tour off to a successful begin with a 56-14 victory over the Lions on Saturday.

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“We’ve solely performed two video games within the Carling Currie Cup, however our group has been collectively for a while and so they’re trying ahead to the problem,” admitted head coach Sean Everitt of this conflict in opposition to a global northern hemisphere mixture.

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“The chief objective is that we go into this recreation well-prepared and for the gamers to grasp what’s coming their approach. Not lots of our gamers within the [Currie Cup] squad have worldwide expertise and that features Tremendous Rugby, so sure, this can be a large problem.

“We’ve to get the basics proper in any other case we might be punished on the day.”

Aside from welcoming again Buthelezi, Everitt has named a comparatively unchanged line-up, making one change within the entrance row the place Wiehahn Herbst replaces Khutha Mchunu.

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TEAMS:

Sharks

15 Manie Libbok, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Thaakir Abrahams, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi (captain), 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Fez Mbatha, 1 Khwezi Mona

Substitutes: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 JJ van der Mescht, 20 Reniel Hugo, 21 Dylan Richardson, 22 Grant Williams, 23 Anthony Volmink

British & Irish Lions

TBA

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