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Sharks unchanged for daunting Crusaders quarterfinal

The Cell C Sharks are unchanged for their difficult trip to Christchurch to face the Crusaders in a Super Rugby quarterfinal on Saturday.

Beast Mtawarira and Akker van der Merwe of the Sharks. Picture: @TheSharksZA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The Cell C Sharks are unchanged for their difficult trip to Christchurch to face the Crusaders in a Super Rugby quarterfinal on Saturday.

Coach Robert du Preez has opted to keep the same side that did duty against the Jaguares last week in Durban.

The Sharks have the odds heavily stacked against them when they face a Crusaders side that is in red-hot form and boosted by the return of star All Blacks Kieran Read and Ryan Crotty.

Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha (c), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Wian Vosloo, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Makazole Mapimpi.