Lions vs Sharks: The PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA action resumes in Gauteng this weekend after a bye week. The Lions and the Sharks maintain only pride and location to play for as the Bulls maintain clinched the final berth.
The Lions will score the discipline with an unchanged starting crew in their match in opposition to the Sharks in Johannesburg on Saturday, with the single commerce on the bench, the put Dan Kriel is accessible in for Manny Rass.
Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has named a exceptional-changed aspect for Saturday’s consult with to Johannesburg, with Springbok flee Makazole Mapimpi making a return to the crew after spending some time in Japan.
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Final day day out
The Lions snapped a four-sport shedding scoot when they edged the Bulls in Round 4 while the Sharks went all the formula down to the Stormers. The Lions additionally maintain a decent home file, having lost comely as soon as since November, while the Sharks maintain acquired there comely as soon as since 2014.
The Durbanites are having a see to lead obvious of three consecutive defeats in the the same season for the foremost time in four years. Nevertheless, they’ve acquired comely one of their final four away games, though they’ve only been overwhelmed as soon as in six conferences with the Lions.
What they said
Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen is conscious of the Sharks need his crew to play underneath strain.
“The methodology they play and their philosophy is a strain sport‚” said van Rooyen about the Sharks. “If you occur to give them time and home they can squeeze you to your half‚ and have to then you indubitably originate errors they’ve appealing gamers that may seemingly capitalise.
“It is obvious they are attempting to play a territory sport‚ power you into errors and additionally counter attack. It is probably going you’ll seemingly identify on to counter their strain. It is probably going you’ll seemingly identify on to dictate phrases to them.”
The Sharks know that successful this competition hinges on them taking the result in their final two games.
“Clearly it wasn’t good getting two losses in the help of our name, but this weekend is a gamble for us to rectify the errors that we made,” explains Sharks lock Reniel Hugo.
“We were pretty heart-broken in opposition to the Stormers and had the bounce of the ball long gone our methodology, we will maintain gotten away with a identify there, but we’ve attach that in the help of us, learned from our errors and we’re in actuality indignant for the Lions this weekend.
“We glance is as an opportunity to showcase our skill and cancel on what now we maintain here.”
PRO14 RAINBOW CUP SA ROUND 5 PREVIEW – LIONS VS SHARKS TEAMS
Lions: EW Viljoen; Rabz Maxwane, Wandisile Simelane, Burger Odendaal (capt), Courtnall Skosan; Jordan Hendrikse, André Warner; Len Massyn, Vincent Tshituka, MJ Pelser; Reinhard Nothnagel, Ruben Schoeman, Carlu Sadie, Jaco Visagie, Sti Sithole. Replacements: PJ Botha, Ruan Dreyer, Asenathi Ntlabakanye, Willem Alberts, Emmanuel Tshituka, Morné van den Berg, Fred Zeilinga, Dan Kriel.
Sharks: 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Werner Kok, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Henco Venter (captain), 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 JJ van der Mescht, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ntuthuko Mchunu. Replacements: 16 Fez Mbatha, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Ruben van Heerden, 20 Thembelani Bholi, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Boeta Chamberlain, 23 Jeremy Ward.
Match Files – Lions vs Sharks
Lions vs Sharks
Date: Saturday, 5 June
Venue: Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant Referees: Cwengile Jadezweni, Aimee Barrett-Theron
Tv Match Legit: AJ Jacobs
TV: SuperSport Rugby and Grandstand