Strong team for Benetton

Strong team for Benetton

Plum has selected close to the strongest available team (given injuries) but is experimenting with Vincent Tshituka at number 8 and Gerbrandt Grobler at 7. I am not a fan of this trio but with Phepsi Buthelezi, Emile van Heerden and George Cronje out injured this is probably the best case scenario. An alternative could have been Tino Mavesere at 6, Vincent at 7 and James Venter at 8.

Tino Mavesere should bring some speed from the bench with Diego Appolis getting another opportunity at this level.

The Sharks will want to win this home game but at the same time they would not want injuries to more first choice players.

  1. Ox Nche
  2. Bongi Mbonambi
  3. Vincent Koch
  4. Eben Etzebeth
  5. Corne Rahl
  6. James Venter
  7. Gerbrandt Grobler
  8. Vincent Tshituka
  9. Grant Williams
  10. Siya Masuku
  11. Makazole Mapimpi
  12. Francois Venter
  13. Lukhanyo Am (Captain)
  14. Werner Kok
  15. Aphelele Fassi


  1. Fez Mbatha
  2. Ntuthuko Mchunu
  3. Hanro Jacobs
  4. Lappies Labuschagne
  5. Tino Mavesere
  6. Cameron Wright
  7. Boeta Chamberlain
  8. Diego Appolis

Injured players:

  • Coenie Oosthuizen
  • Curwin Bosch
  • Dylan Richardson
  • George Cronje
  • Marnus Potgieter
  • Nevaldo Fleurs
  • Zee Mkhabela
  • Phepsi Buthelezi
  • Jaden Hendrikse
  • Ethan Hooker
  • Braam Reyneke
  • Emile van Heerden
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