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Lambie to lead Sharks against Kings 




Sharks Super Rugby head coach Robert Du Preez has named a team with minimal changes to play the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Du Preez has made three rotational changes and one enforced change for the Kings who have won their last two matches.

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Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie has been named in the starting line up and takes over the captaincy of the Sharks team

The only change to the backline is the return of Lwazi Mvovo who was rested last weekend and comes in to the side pushing  Sbu Nkosi on to the replacements bench.

In the forwards  Beast Mtawarira returns for Thomas du Toit while Franco Marais and Chiliboy Ralepelle exchange jerseys.

“The Kings have been talking this match up and are a tough prospect at home,” said Head Coach, Robert du Preez.

“They look to capitalise on unstructured play and feed off errors.  We need to be more clinical with our approach on Saturday and there is no room for complacency.

“Patience on attack and cutting down on our error rate were things we addressed this week.  Our players are up for this match and we’ve had a good training week. ”

“We are going down to PE, focused on the task at hand and that is to win.”


15. Rhyno Smith,14. Kobus van Wyk,13. Lukhanyo Am,12. Jeremy Ward,11. Lwazi Mvovo,10. Patrick Lambie (c),9. Michael Claassens,8. Daniel du Preez,7. Jean-Luc du Preez,6. Philip van der Walt (v/c),5. Ruan Botha,4. Etienne Oosthuizen,3. Coenie Oosthuizen,2. Franco Marais,1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: 16. Chiliboy Ralepelle,17. Thomas du Toit,18. Lourens Adriaanse,19. Stephan Lewies,20. Tera Mtembu,21. Cobus Reinach,22. Garth April,23. S’busiso Nkosi

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