Sharks bench Pienaar for Brumbies match



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Rory Kockott will start for the Sharks in place of Springbok Ruan Pienaar in Saturday’s Super 14 rugby match against the Brumbies in Canberra.

Pienaar will be on the bench. In another backline change from the starting line-up which beat the Highlanders last week, Springbok wing JP Pietersen returns with Waylon Murray moving to the bench.

Captain Johann Muller is fit and will lead the team.

The Sharks team is:

Stefan Terblanche; Odwa Ndungane, Francois Steyn, Bradley Barritt, JP Pietersen; Frederic Michalak, Rory Kockott; Ryan Kankowski; Jacques Botes, Keegan Daniel, Johann Muller (captain), Steven Sykes, BJ Botha, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: Craig Burden, Jannie du Plessis/Deon Carstens, Albert van den Berg, AJ Venter, Ruan Pienaar, Waylon Murray, Adrian Jacobs.

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