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Sbu Nkosi returns to starting line-up for Sharks clash against Jaguares

Last week, head coach Sean Everitt rested flankers James Venter and Tyler Paul and both have been restored to the starting line-up, as has wing Sbu Nkosi.

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 -Winger Sbu Nkosi is one of a handful of changes to the Sharks team that has been named for the Super Rugby clash with the Jaguares at Kings Park Stadium on Saturday.

Last week, head coach Sean Everitt rested flankers James Venter and Tyler Paul and both have been restored to the starting line-up, as has wing Sbu Nkosi.

Nkosi is back to full fitness and Madosh Tambwe has been shifted to the bench.

The outcome will have a strong bearing on how the South African Conference will look on Saturday with the Sharks gaining the opportunity to go top should they defeat the Jaguares.

Sharks: 15. Aphelele Fassi, 14. Sbu Nkosi, 13. Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. Makazole Mapimpi, 10. Curwin Bosch, 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. Henco Venter, 21. Sanele Nohamba, 22. Jeremy Ward, 23. Madosh Tambwe.