Month: April 2024

Strong team for Scarlets

Plum has selected a very strong team for the Scarlets game this coming Friday night. Ox, Etzebeth, Mapimpi, Am, Kok and Fassi will all start with Hendrikse moving back on the bench.

The Sharks have a bit of an openside flank crisis at the moment with both James Venter and Dylan Richardson out injured. Phepsi will have to fill the role while Vincent Tshituka moves into the 8 position. Not sure why Masevere was not rather looked at? Bongi is still not available (Sharks will need him in next week’s semi) so Fez Mbatha will start. Boeta Chamberlain gets another opportunity from the bench.


Boeta back at 15

Plum has decided to rest a number of his first choice players for Friday night’s game against the Warriors. Nick Hatton will feature behind the scrum with Curwin Bosch getting a start at 10, Murray Koster at 13 and Boeta Chamberlain at 15. Vincent Koch, Vincent Tshituka, Siya Masuku and Ethan Hooker will provide reinforcement from the bench later in the game.


Strong team for Zebre

Eben Etzebeth is out with a rib injury but there are still 7 World Cup Boks in the squad with 6 starting.

Corne Rahl starts in place of Eben with Gerbrandt Grobler on the bench. Ethan Hooker starts at 12 with Francois Venter moving to the bench. Good to see Grant Williams back on the bench.