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Smit set to come off the bench for Sharks

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The Sharks have named their team to face the brumbies on Saturday Saturday 11 March, 2006 – Canberra Stadium (Kick off 7.05pm – 10.05am SA )


They have one injury concern which is Bradley Barritt who picked up an injury in training on Thursday morning. Barrit will now be assessed closer to the match and and if he is found unfit to play, his place will be taken by Andries Strauss.


Barrit has previously played at 10 this season but not at 12. The side is still captained by AJ Venter but the notable inclusion is John Smit on the bench.


Smit has not started for the Sharks this season due to injury and suspension for elbowing a French player in last years France vs. South Africa November fixture.


Tony Brown has come through his injury concern and will start at number 10, his replacement would normally be Barrit but if Barrit is also injured Percy Montgomery can cover at 10 for the Sharks.


Sharks team to play Brumbies


15. Percy Montgomery
14. Odwa Ndungane
13. Adrian Jacobs
12. Brad Barritt/Andries Strauss
11. Henno Mentz
10. Tony Brown
9. Ruan Pienaar
8. Jacques Botes
7. AJ Venter (C)
6. Warren Britz
5. Johann Muller
4. Johan Ackermann
3. Brendon Botha
2. Bismarck du Plessis
1. Deon Cartsens


Reserves:
16. John Smit
17. Danie Saayman
18. Albert van den Berg
19. Braam Immelman
20. Daniel Farani
21. Craig Davidson
22. Waylon Murray

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