Team for WP

The Sharks Currie Cup team will on Sunday face a settled WP team that saw off a Bulls team packed with URC players. This time around Corne Rahl will partner Reniel Hugo in the locks while Thembelani Bholi moves back to 7.

The back line has fewer changes this time with Fred Zeilinga again starting at 10 partnered with Bradley Davids and Phikolomzi Sobahle making his CC debut.


Boks back in Wales

The Sharks have finally been able to call on their big guns in the URC after being unavailable since the end of January. I expect the team will be a bit rusty initially with the powerful Sharks pack hopefully stamping their authority on the game later in the first half.

Neil Powell has been able to select pretty much all his first choice players with Emile van Heerden preferred over Gerbrandt Grobler who will play from the bench.


Fred Zeilinga starts against Kwas

Fred Zeilinga will start a Currie Cup game for the Sharks after an absence of at least 4 years. Reniel Hugo and Hyron Andrews are back at locks (would have liked to see more of Ockie Barnard). Likewise Hanro Jacobs will start at tight head in place of Carlu Sadie. A strong loose trio including the two Venters and Dylan Richardson completes the pack.


Currie Cup kicks off

Joey Mongalo has selected a pretty strong starting front row which includes Carlu Sadie. Likewise the bench includes the likes of Dian Bleuler and Khutha Mchunu.

Thembelani Bholi and Celimpilo Gumede offers experience at lock and eight man with a number of youngsters making up the rest of the pack.


Boeta back for Ulster

Dylan Richardson has been promoted to start after a lively show off the bench against the Lions. Likewise Vincent Tshituka moves from covering at lock to starting at 7. Boeta Chamberlain makes a welcome return to full back in place of the injured Aphelele Fassi. Emile van Heerden will provide cover at lock with Lionel Cronje joining the bench due to Neil Powell going with a 5-3 split this week.


Mchunu and Sadie starts against the Stormers

The Sharks will have none of their Boks (Ox Nche was particularly industrious in Scotland) available for the home game against the Stormers. That means Ntuthuko Mchunu and Carl├╝ Sadie will start in the front row with Dian Bleuler and Hanro Jacobs on the bench. Likewise Cam Wright (who had a very good game except for the decision to box kick with 25 seconds left on the clock) will start at 9 with Bradley Davids on the bench.