20°C / 22°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 26°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 15°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 29°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 27°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 28°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 16°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 13°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 13°C
  • 4°C
  • Thu
  • 13°C
  • 3°C
  • Fri
  • 13°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 13°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 12°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 12°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 13°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 12°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 29°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 31°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 31°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 24°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 31°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 14°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 8°C

Sharks change one for WP clash

The only change from last week’s team made by head coach Sean Everitt sees Rhyno Smith coming in for Aphelele Fassi at fullback, with Fassi playing off the bench.

The Brumbies versus the Sharks at the Super Rugby World Cup. Picture: @SuperRugby/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - The Sharks have named their side to take on Western Province in Saturday’s round two Currie Cup clash at Kings Park.

The only change from last week’s team made by head coach Sean Everitt saw Rhyno Smith coming in for Aphelele Fassi at fullback, with Fassi playing off the bench.

The Sharks suffered a 37-13 hammering against the Griquas in their opener and will be looking for a better result against the visitors.

“Definitely wasn’t the start we wanted. But no excuses and we’re up for this week’s game, ready to give our best performance. It was a major wake-up call for us and we know that as long as the work we put in this week is better than last week, then we know we will keep growing,” said prop Juan Schoeman.

Derby matches between the Sharks and Western Province have always been massive tussles and Schoeman expects nothing different on Saturday.

“It’s always a physical battle up front - they out scrummed the Bulls - and they have fluid backs, we need to make sure we give our best performance and play to our strengths as well. We believe we are a better team than how we played against Griquas, we got a shock and need to make sure that we use it as a learning curve for the next battle," he added.

Sharks:
1. Juan Schoeman
2. Kerron van Vuuren
3. Coenie Oosthuizen
4. Ruben van Heerden
5. Hyron Andrews
6. Luke Stringer
7. Jacques Vermeulen
8. Tera Mtembu (co-captain)
9. Cameron Wright
10. Curwin Bosch
11. Lwazi Mvovo
12. Jeremy Ward (co-captain)
13. JP Pietersen
14. Kobus van Wyk
15. Rhyno Smith

Replacements:
16. Craig Burden
17. Mzamo Majola
18. John-Hubert Meyer
19. Gideon Koegelenberg
20. Phepsi Buthelezi
21. Sanele Nohamba
22. Marius Louw
23. Aphelele Fassi

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus