Sharks strengthened for Lions clash

Lwazi Mvovo and Craig Burden have been included in the Sharks starting XV for their Currie Cup match against the Golden Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday.

They replace Rosko Specman and Pieter Dixon respectively, both of whom drop out of the match 22 completely having started against WP last week.

Steven Sykes returns from a long injury lay-off to start at No 4, while centre Paul Jordaan is on the bench having sustained concussion in the match against Griquas two weeks ago.

Sharks – 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Keegan Daniel (c), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Subs: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Brynard Stander, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Paul Jordaan, 22 S’bura Sithole.