Jake announce his team for semi’s

July 24, 2014
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Jake White has announced his team to face the Crusaders in Christchurch.

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Pat Lambie will start at flyhalf with Frans Steyn moving back to inside centre. and JP Petersen moving back  to wing which should make the defense of the midfield stronger with Frans back in the inside channel and Sithole moves to the bench.

Jean Deysel was also rewarded for his outstanding play in the Highlanders match with a promotion to the starting line-up. Willem Alberts will sift to the second row with the injury to Anton Bresler.

Tera Mtembu get a place on the bench.

Jake is under no illusion for this coming Saturdays match, “The Crusaders are a phenomenal team, we’re under no illusions of how good they are and what they’ve achieved, but we have to prepare as best we can to give ourselves a chance, he said. “They have players in their team who won the Rugby World Cup a few years ago, they have guys who are consistently in play-off games, the team hasn’t missed out on play-off rugby in a long time, and all these guys have been part and parcel of play-off games, so I have no doubt that with the team they have available and the experience they have, they’ll be a massive force.”

Cell C Sharks Team for Semi Final
15. SP Marais
14. JP Pietersen
13. Paul Jordaan
12. Frans Steyn
11. Lwazi Mvovo
10. Pat Lambie
9. Cobus Reinach
8. Ryan Kankowski
7. Jean Deysel
6. Marcell Coetzee
5. Stephan Lewies
4. Willem Alberts
3. Jannie du Plessis
2. Bismarck du Plessis (c)
1. Thomas du Toit

Replacements:

16. Kyle Cooper
17. Dale Chadwick
18. Lourens Adriaanse
19. Etienne Oosthuizen
20. Tera Mtembu
21. Charl McLeod
22. S’bura Sithole
23. Tonderai Chavhanga

Notes
Quotes from Director of Rugby, Jake White.

 

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4 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 24th, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Would have started with Mcleod and Cobus on the bench….

  2. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    July 24th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Thomas the Tank, you beauty!
    Thats big boois in that pack and good bench. They must get the ball out wide and so much pace but expect more kicking with the two wings selected.
    Come one Jackie surprise them.

  3. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    July 25th, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Jees thats two wings for the Saders…treasure the pill please Sharkies

  4. avatar Bekke says:
    July 25th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Reinach was maar kak laas naweek – huff en puff na 10 minute?

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