Highlanders sweat on George Naoupu for Sharks



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The Highlanders have named their team to face the Sharks this weekend in Round 12 at the ABSA Stadium in Durban South Africa.

The Highlanders will be coming off an 18-11 home defeat to the Stormers last week and will be looking to upset the Durban home team.

There is an injury doubt over No.8 George Naoupu who is being covered on the bench by Steven Setephano. Should Naoupu not start the match Setephano will come into the team and his place on the bench will be taken by Tim Boys.

Other than the Naoupu potential change the starting team is unchanged from last week.

Anthony Perenise comes onto the bench for Chris King while Jayden Hayward could come in for Johnny Leota on the bench.


1 Jamie Mackintosh , 2 David Hall, 3 Clint Newland, 4 Hayden Triggs, 5 Tom Donnelly, 6 Adam Thomson, 7 Alando Soakai, 8 George Naoupu/Steven Setephano, 9 Jimmy Cowan (C), 10 Mathew Berquist, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 12 Daniel Bowden, 13 Jason Shoemark, 14 Ben Smith, 15 Israel Dagg

Reserves: 16. Jason Rutledge , 17. Anthony Perenise, 18. Josh Bekhuis , 19. Steven Setephano/Tim Boys, 20. Sean Romans, 21. Johnny Leota/Jayden Hayward, 22. Kendrick Lynn.

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