Dick Muir rests Boks for Sharks match




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Sharks Coach Dick Muir has announced the team that will take on the Cheetahs at The Absa Stadium Durban on Saturday.

Muir has elected to rest returning Springboks, John Smit and Percy Montgomery. Albert van den Berg has however been included in the side as he had less game time on the Tri-Nations tour, compared to his two team-mates.

Scrumhalf Craig Davidson also makes his return to the side. He impressed Muir with his performance, both from a playing and fitness perspective, during the Sharks invitation match against Durban Collegians on Tuesday night and as a result, has been selected for Saturday’s clash.

Crowd favourites Brent Russell and Waylon Murray were not available for selection due to injury.

“I know Rassie (Erasmus, Cheetahs Coach) well, ” said Muir. “I know he will do his homework and that his team will be well prepared for the game. We however are also well prepared and for us this is yet another Currie Cup match on the schedule. It will be a hard game but our motto is to concentrate on one match at a time and play our own game.”

The team is:

15. JP Pietersen  14. Adrian Jacobs  13. Rudi Keil  12. Gcobani Bobo 11. Henno Mentz  10. Ruan Pienaar  9. Craig Davidson  8. Jacques Botes 7. Nico Breedt  6. Warren Britz  5. Johann Muller ‘  4. Albert van den Berg  3. BJ Botha

2. Skipper Badenhorst  1. Deon Carstens


16. Louwtjie Louw  17. Danie Saayman  18. Werner Cronje  19. Solly Tyibilika  20. Jaco Gouws  

21. Dave von Hoesslin  22. Brett Hennessey

The match kicks off at 17H00.  It will be televised live on SuperSport 1 in South Africa.

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