NEWS ARTICLES
Minimal changes for Sharks in Brisbane
May 08, 2013
Sharks coach John Plumtree has been able to name a settled side to take on the Reds in their penultimate Vodacom Super Rugby tour match in Brisbane on Friday, making just four changes to last week’s starting line-up, two of them enforced through injury.

The experienced JC Janse van Rensburg, on loan from the MTN Lions (he has played in 118 matches for them since 2006 and was a Springbok tour member to the UK at the end of last year), will start at loosehead prop, allowing Wiehahn Herbst to play in his favoured position at tighthead. He has been retained after two outstanding performances, allowing Jannie du Plessis a mini-break after starting almost every game so far and carrying a heavy workload for The Sharks.

With Lubabalo Mtembu nursing some bruising picked up against the Highlanders and unavailable for the match, captain Keegan Daniel shifts back to eighthman, opening a spot for Jean Deysel (pictured), to complete an all-Springbok loose-forward trio.

In the backline, the loss of Frans Steyn last week means JP Pietersen will start at outside centre, handing Piet Lindeque his second start in three matches.

Monde Hadebe gets the opportunity to make his debut at Super Rugby level, having been named on the bench for Craig Burden who has returned home.

After two outings for The Sharks XV to gain invaluable match fitness, Willem Alberts has returned to the side and has been named on the bench (which features a total of three Springboks).

The Sharks team is: Riaan Viljoen, Piet Lindeque, JP Pietersen, Meyer Bosman, Lwazi Mvovo, Pat Lambie, Charl McLeod, Keegan Daniel (captain), Jean Deysel, Marcell Coetzee, Franco van der Merwe, Pieter Steph du Toit, Wiehahn Herbst, Kyle Cooper, JC Janse van Rensburg. Replacements: Monde Hadebe, Jannie du Plessis, Anton Bresler, Derick Minnie, Willem Alberts,Tian Meyer, Odwa Ndungane.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Vodacom Cup
Saturday, May 23 2015
16:30 - Western Province vs Blue Bulls
DHL Newlands Rugby Stadium, CT
Vodacom Super Rugby
17:05 - Toyota Cheetahs vs Emirates Lions
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
19:10 - DHL Stormers vs Rebels
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Friday, May 29 2015
09:35 - Crusaders vs Hurricanes
Trafalgar Park, Nelson
11:40 - Brumbies vs Vodacom Bulls
GIO Stadium, Canberra
Vodacom Cup
14:00 - Winner SF1 vs Pumas
To be confirmed
Vodacom Super Rugby
19:10 - Cell C Sharks vs Rebels
Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban
Saturday, May 30 2015
09:35 - Highlanders vs Chiefs
Rugby Park, Invercargill
11:40 - Force vs Reds
nib Stadium, Perth
17:05 - DHL Stormers vs Toyota Cheetahs
DHL Newlands, Cape Town

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