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Sharks ring the changes for the Western Force

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The Sharks have named their team to play the Western Force at Kings Park on
Saturday with a new captain, new flyhalf and a new midfield partnership.

The Sharks have given a number of their Springboks rest as per their agreement
with SARU in preparation for the rugby world cup.

Bismarck du Plessis has been suspended so Jean Deysel takes over from Marcell
Coetzee and will captain the team.

Mouritz Botha and Beast Mtawarira have both been passed fit despite taking
knocks against the Chiefs last week.

Kyle Cooper comes into the starting line up for Du Plessis at hooker.

In the backs Springboks Cobus Reinach and Pat Lambie have been rested so Conrad
Hoffmann takes over at scrumhalf and Frans Steyn shifts from centre to flyhalf.

Andre Esterhuizen earns his second start, he will partner JP Pietersen at inside
centre.

Sharks

15. SP Marais , 14. Odwa Ndungane , 13. JP Pietersen , 12. Andre Esterhuizen
, 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 10. Frans Steyn , 9. Conrad Hoffmann , 8. Ryan Kankowski
, 7. Jean Deysel (c) , 6. Renaldo Bothma , 5. Marco Wentzel , 4. Mouritz Botha
, 3. Jannie du Plessis , 2. Kyle Cooper , 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements , 16. Monde Hadebe , 17. Thomas du Toit , 18. Lourens Adriaanse
, 19. Lubabalo Mtyanda , 20. Daniel du Preez , 21. Stefan Ungerer , 22. Fred
Zeilinga , 23. Waylon Murray

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