Sharks pick Chamberlain starts at flyhalf as Bosch heads home

Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has selected a pack-heavy bench with six forwards and just two backs in anticipation of the physical battle against the Hurricanes.

The Sharks' Madosh Tambwe (top) with teammates Hyron Andrews (centre R), Makazole Mapimpi (C) and Curwin Bosch (R) celebrate a try during the Super Rugby match against the Highlanders at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on 7 February 2020. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - The Sharks have named Boeta Chamberlain at flyhalf in place of Curwin Bosch, who has returned to South Africa due to deal with a family bereavement, for their Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.

Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has selected a pack-heavy bench with six forwards and just two backs in anticipation of the physical battle against the hosts.

“Preparations for the game on Saturday have gone well and the guys are enjoying Wellington,” said Everitt.

"We’re hoping for more of the same from last week if the weather allows it. It looks like it’s going to remain the same which is good, and we can then look to unleashing our backs again."

Sharks:15. Aphelele Fassi, 14. Madosh Tambwe, 13. Lukhanyo Am (c), 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. Makazole Mapimpi, 10. Boeta Chamberlain, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7. Tyler Paul, 6. James Venter, 5. Hyron Andrews, 4. Ruben van Heerden, 3. Thomas du Toit, 2. Kerron van Vuuren, 1. Ox Nche.

Replacements: 16. Craig Burden, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. John-Hubert Meyer, 19. Le Roux Roets, 20. Dylan Richardson, 21. Phepsi Buthelezi, 22. Sanele Nohamba, 23. Jeremy Ward.