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Sun Apr 20 05:11:46 SAST 2014

Returning trio boost Sharks

TEAMtalk Media | 16 August, 2012 16:360 Comments
Absa Currie Cup: The Sharks training session and press conference
Louis Ludik during The Sharks training session and press conference at Mr Price Kings Park Stadium on August 14, 2012 in Durban
Image by: Steve Haag / Steve Haag Gallo Images

Sharks coach John Plumtree has welcomed back Louis Ludik, Charl McLeod and Anton Bresler to his line-up for Saturday's Currie Cup clash against the Lions.

The experienced trio will add plenty of bite to Sharks side who know that the visiting Lions will be looking to maintain the kind of form that saw them crowned Currie Cup champs last year.

There are two changes to the backline, with Ludik and McLeod displacing Gouws Prinsloo and Cobus Reinach to the bench, and Bresler returning to take up his Super Rugby partnership with Steven Sykes in the second row.

The final change sees Jacques Botes moving to number eight in place of Tera Mtembu with Francois Kleinhans handed a gilt-edged opportunity with his first-ever start for the Sharks.

The Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 S'bura Sithole, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Jacques Botes, 7 Jean Deysel (c), 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick.

Replacements: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Lubabalo Mtembu, 20 Cobus Reinach, 21 Marius Joubert, 22 Gouws Prinsloo.

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