Michalak back at ten for Sharks



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Frederic Michalak has been named to start the Sharks Vodacom Super 14 match against the Hurricanes.

Michalak replaces Frans Steyn who shifts to outside centre where he in turn takes over from Waylon Murray which are the only changes to the backline from last week.

While Steyn was criticized for the Sharks’ lack of attacking flair last week, Dick Muir was quick to point out on the Sharks website that it was a first half team performance that was responsible for the lack of penetration rather than the fault of one 20 year old.

Ryan Kankowski has been passed fit after going over on his ankle in the Reds’ game and he will again form a formidable loose forward trio against one of the most physically intimidating ones in the competition.


15. Stefan Terblanche, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Francois Steyn, 12. Bradley Barritt, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Frederic Michalak, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Keegan Daniel, 6. Jacques Botes, 5. Johann Muller ( Capt ), 4. Steven Sykes, 3. BJ Botha
2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: 16. Craig Burden, 17. Jannie du Plessis, 18. Albert van den Berg, 19. AJ Venter, 20. Epi Taione, 21. Rory Kockott, 22. Adrian Jacobs   

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