The Sharks will be resting some of their experienced players for their Super Rugby clash against the Jaguares in Durban this weekend.
Front rowers Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira and Coenie Oosthuizen will be given a break with loose forward Jacques Vermeulen. Jean-Luc Du Preez returns to the bench after a long injury lay-off.
A confident Sharks team will take to the field on Saturday, determined to make their fans proud. The more-than-convincing win against the Lions proved that they’re an outfit to be reckoned with and they would want to keep the momentum going.
“We’ve won two games and lost two here so that’s a big motivational factor to win at home for our fans and you know we need to keep the continuity now,” says Robert Du Preez, sharks head coach.
The Sharks said Springbok rugby workloads and the rotation of players are reasons for resting some players.
“You know it’s been planned to give Coenie and beast a rest for this game but the boys are coming in it’s a massive opportunity for Thomas and Husky and also for MJ he’s been good in the practices,” says Du Preez.
The Jaguares, who are at the bottom of the South African conference, come off a shock victory against the Bulls.
“I think it is a very good win for them at loftus and obviously they’re an international team all of their players are experienced, it’s going to be a hard challenge for us they’re big physical boys and they also got good skills sets on them so we know what challenge is ahead,” says Louis Schreuder who is the sharks captian.
The Sharks’ backline, responsible for some sterling work against the Lions, remains unchanged.