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Jannie, Beast and Willem fit for The Sharks
October 24, 2013
The Sharks have been bolstered by the return to fitness of three of their Springboks for Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup final against DHL Western Province at DHL Newlands.

The Sharks side include Springbok props Jannie du Plessis and Tendai Mtawarira and Willem Alberts.

Flank Jean Deysel has been ruled out with a hamstring injury sustained in last week’s semi-final victory over Free State and will not play, which means Alberts comes into the starting line-up at flank.

Mtawarira, a late withdrawal last week, has been passed fit along with Du Plessis to complete an all-Springbok front row that includes Bismarck du Plessis at hooker.

The rest of the team remains unchanged as the Sharks enjoy continuity in team selection, bolstered by the return to fitness of their Springboks.

The Sharks team for the final is: Sharks: 15SP Marais, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Louis Ludik, 12 Francois Steyn, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain) , 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Peet Marais, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira. Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Wiehahn Herbst, 18 Stephan Lewies, 19 Jacques Botes, 20 Cobus Reinach, 21 Fred Zeilinga, 22 Heimar Williams.

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