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Sharks make two changes for Brumbies

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Sharks Super rugby head coach Robert du Preez has named his team to play the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.

Du Preez has one change to the backline and one change to the forwards.

Thomas du Toit returns to pack down at tighthead with John-Hubert Meyer shifting to the bench, and out on the wing, sees a rotational change with Kobus van Wyk replacing Sbu Nkosi.

The match is the Brumbies first on their tour of Australasia and Du Preez says they want to kick off the tour well.

“The Brumbies are a very good team. Their pack of forwards is really strong and that is where the game is going to be won or lost. We have to cancel that pack of forwards to be dominant and be in the game.

“We enjoy touring and there’s a great vibe in the team. Our training sessions this week have been good with some great intensity. It’s important for us to start this tour off on a positive note.”

Sharks

15. Curwin Bosch, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Lukhanyo Am, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. Makazole Mapimpi, 10. Robert du Preez, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Tera Mtembu, 7. Jacques Vermeulen, 6. Wian Vosloo, 5. Stephan Lewies, 4. Ruan Botha (c), 3. Thomas du Toit, 2. Akker van der Merwe, 1. Tendai Mtawarira, ,

Replacements: 16. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. John-Hubert Meyer, 19. Tyler Paul, 20. Jean-Luc du Preez, 21. Cameron Wright, 22. Marius Louw, 23. Lwazi Mvovo

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