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Sharks make four changes for Cheetahs match

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Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has named a team with four changes to the
one that lost to the Stormers for this week’s Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs in
Bloemfontein.

Gold has retained the Sharks backline and made all four of the changes to the
forward pack.

Springbok Jannie du Plessis returns to the starting line up to partner his
brother Bismarck after having last week off for the birth of his child.

Former England international Mouritz Botha also returns from an eye socket
injury in the opening round and he will pack down alongside Springbok Pieter-Steph
du Toit in the second row.

The final change comes in at loose-forward where Renaldo Bothma comes in for
Willem Alberts who is out of the match 23 due to injury.

“The Cheetahs were formidable opponents in our first round encounter and are
a real threat with ball in hand,” said Gold..

“We will have our work cut out for us this Saturday in a pressurised
situation.”

Sharks

15. SP Marais , 14. Odwa Ndungane , 13. JP Pietersen , 12. Francois Steyn ,
11. Lwazi Mvovo , 10. Patrick Lambie , 9. Cobus Reinach , 8. Ryan Kankowski
, 7. Renaldo Bothma , 6. Marcell Coetzee , 5. Pieter-Steph du Toit , 4. Mouritz
Botha , 3. Jannie du Plessis , 2. Bismarck du Plessis (C) , 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements , 16. Kyle Cooper , 17. Dale Chadwick / Thomas du Toit , 18. Lourens
Adriaanse , 19. Marco Wentzel / Lubabalo Mtyanda , 20. Tera Mtembu , 21. Conrad
Hoffmann , 22. Andre Esterhuizen , 23. Jack Wilson

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