The Cell C Sharks team to face Benetton

The Cell C Sharks team to face Benetton

The Cell C Sharks team to take on Benetton tomorrow night at Hollywoodbets Kings Park was announce today. To remain in URC play-off contention as well as a place in next years Heineken Champions Cup this is undoubtedly a must win match for the home side.

There is only one change to the starting team as Rohan Janse van Rensburg has not recovered from the injury he sustain last week and is replaced by Ben Tapuai, with Marnus Potgieter coming onto the bench .

With only two rounds remaining this match against Benetton is a must win game (preferable with a bonus point) as the Cell C Sharks host Munster next weekend, in what will surly be a very difficult game.

Personally I’m a bit worried that last weeks game against Stade Toulousain in Toulouse, as well as the traveling might result in the players struggling to hit form for the required 80+ minutes. Adding further to that is the loss of Etzebeth. No disrespect to Andrews but he does not add nearly the grunt and fire that Etzabeth does and that the Sharks will need over the next couple of games. Then again I’m not sure if there is anyone currently health at the Sharks to fill the shoes that was vacated? Maybe Tshituka or Bholi might have been beter starting option at no 4?

The big clash kicks off at 6.30pm, with the Currie Cup side in action earlier in the day when they host the Vodacom Bulls in the curtain-raiser.

Cell C Sharks

1. Ox Nche
2. Bongi Mbonambi
3. Thomas du Toit
4. Hyron Andrews
5. Gerbrandt Grobler
6. Siya Kolisi (C)
7. Vincent Tshituka
8. Sikhumbuzo Notshe
9. Grant Williams
10. Curwin Bosch
11. Makazole Mapimpi
12. Ben Tapuai
13. Lukhanyo Am
14. Werner Kok
15. Boeta Chamberlain

16. Kerron van Vuurren
17. Ntuthuko Mchunu
18. Carlu Sadie
19. Jeandre Labuschagne
20. Phepsi Buthelezi
21. Cameron Wright
22. Marnus Potgieter
23. Thaakir Abrahams

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