Strong Sharks side to face Bordeaux

Strong Sharks side to face Bordeaux

The Cell C Sharks to face Bordeaux Bègles on Saturday is probably the strongest side they could have selected from the available players.

There’s only 3 changes to the starting 15 that demolished the Vodacom Bulls, with Vincent Tshituka replacing Henco Venter, Jaden Hendrikse replacing Grant Williams (both not included in the match 23) and Ben Tapuai replacing Rohan Janse van Rensburg who shifts to the bench.

Players and supporters will be wise to not underestimate Bordeaux just because they seem to be struggling in the Heineken Champions Cup. Although they come to Durban under pressure to perform and to get a good result, they’re third overall in the French Top 14 and will surely take confidence from their performances in the Top 14.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 17h15, and for once, I will be able to watch the game without generator assistance, as Middle Earth is not on the loadshedding schedule for game time!

Cell C Sharks

1. Ox Nche

2. Bongi Mbonambi

3. Thomas du Toit

4. Eben Etzebeth

5. Gerbrandt Grobler

6. Siya Kolisi (c)

7. Vincent Tshituka

8. Sikhumbuzo Notshe

9. Jaden Hendrikse

10. Curwin Bosch

11. Makazole Mapimpi

12. Ben Tapuai

13. Lukhanyo Am

14. Marnus Potgieter

15. Boeta Chamberlain


16. Kerron van Vuuren

17. Ntuthuko Mchunu

18. Carlü Sadie

19. Hyron Andrews

20. Phepsi Buthelezi

21. Cameron Wright

22. Lionel Cronje

23. Rohan Janse van Rensburg

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