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Sharks make one change for Hurricanes

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Sharks Super rugby head coach Sean Everitt has made one change to his team to play the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.

The Durban based Sharks beat the Highlanders in Dunedin last week so they are unbeaten after two matches this season.


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The change to the team that defeated the Highlanders last week is the introduction of Boeta Chamberlain at flyhalf in the place of Curwin Bosch who has unfortunately had to deal with a family bereavement and has returned home to South Africa.

Chamberlain showed deft touches in his Super Hero Sunday cameo against the Stormers and will no doubt treasure his debut.

There are no other changes to the starting line-up, but Cell C Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has selected a pack-heavy bench with six forwards and just two backs in anticipation of the physical battle that has been anticipated.

“Preparations for the game on Saturday have gone well and the guys are enjoying Wellington,” said Everitt from the team’s base in New Zealand.

Given the favourable conditions, the coach admitted that more of the same can be expected of this exciting side.

“We’re hoping for more of the same from last week – if the weather allows it. It looks like it’s going to remain the same which is good, and we can then look to unleash our backs again.”

Sharks

15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Lukhanyo Am (c), 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Boeta Chamberlain, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ox Nche

Replacements:16 Craig Burden, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Dylan Richardson, 21 Phepsi Buthelezi, 22 Sanele Nohamba, 23 Jeremy Ward

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