Sharks face Cheetahs in Durban

Both teams will be hoping to get their Super Rugby season back on track.

Super Rugby match ball. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - The Cheetahs and the Sharks will be hoping to get their seasons back on track after both sides suffered losses to South African opposition.

The men from Bloemfontein were in fine form before Bulls flyhalf Morne Steyn kicked his side to a 26 - 20 win at Loftus in Pretoria.

The Cheetahs now travel to Durban on Saturday and face a Sharks outfit who will be hoping to bounce back after losing to the Stormers in Cape Town.

Springbok players Ryan Kankowski and Francois Steyn missed out on selection, but the Sharks still have enough firepower with seven Boks in the starting line-up.

The Cheetahs will be without Sarel Pretorius and flyhalf Johan Goosen who is out with a long-term injury.

The Cheetahs have made only one change to the team that played at Loftus, with Coenie Oosthuizen replacing loosehead prop Trevor Nyakane.

The match kicks off at 5pm.

The Sharks:

  1. Riaan Viljoen, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Paul Jordaan , 12. Meyer Bosman, 11. Sean Robinson, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Keegan Daniel (C), 7. Jean Deysel , 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Pieter-Steph du Toit , 3. Wiehahn Herbst , 2. Kyle Cooper , 1. Tendai Mtawarira, Replacements. 16. Craig Burden, 17. Jannie du Plessis, 18. Anton Bresler, 9. Tera Mtembu, 20. Charl McLeod, 21. Francois Steyn, 22. Andries Coetzee.


  1. Hennie Daniller, 14. Willie le Roux, 13. Johan Sadie, 12. Robert Ebersohn, 11. Raymond Rhule, 10. Burton Francis, 9. Piet van Zyl, 8. Phillip van der Walt, 7. Lappies Labuschagne, 6. Heinrich Brussow, 5. Francois Uys, 4. Lodewyk de Jager, 3. Lourens Adriaanse, 2. Adriaan Strauss (c), 1. Coenie Oosthuisen. Replacements: 16. Ryno Barnes, 17. Trevor Nyakane, 18. Ligtoring Landman, 19. Frans Viljoen, 20. Tewis de Bruyn, 21. Francois Brummer Francois, 22. Ryno Benjamin.