John Plumtree has the rare pleasure of being able to select an unchanged line-up for his team’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash with the Southern Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.
For the third week in a row, the match 22 has remained the same and given their record of consecutive wins in their opening two games, The Sharks will be riding a wave of continuity that bodes well for the early stages of the competition. While there might be a temptation to rotate, given the length of the competition, The Sharks coach admits that right now there are no plans to rotate.
“We’re only at round three, there are two more games after the Kings before we have a bye and we’ll then have an opportunity to freshen everyone up which will be good.”
1. Tendai Mtawarira, 2. Craig Burden, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 4. Anton Bresler, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 7. Jean Deysel, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 9. Cobus Reinach, 10. Patrick Lambie, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 12. Francois Steyn (Captain), 13. Paul Jordaan, 14. JP Pietersen, 15. Louis Ludik
Replacements: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 19. Jacques Botes, 20. Charl McLeod, 21. Meyer Bosman, 22. Odwa Ndungane