Cell C Sharks Head Coach Robert du Preez has named a 25-man touring squad, who will depart for Argentina tomorrow, ahead of their return fixture against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.
“A strong travelling squad has been announced by du Preez, despite not having the luxury of selecting centre Andre Esterhuizen, due to suspension, and an injured Kobus van Wyk, who was a very late withdrawal from this past Saturday’s match against the Rebels.
The touring squad are:
|Chiliboy Ralepelle||Benhard Janse van Rensburg|
|Coenie Oosthuizen||Cobus Reinach|
|Daniel du preez||Jeremy Ward|
|Etienne Oosthuizen||Johan Deysel|
|Franco Marais||Lukhanyo Am|
|Jean-Luc du Preez||Lwazi Mvovo|
|John-Hubert Meyer||Michael Claasens|
|Lourens Adriaanse||Odwa Ndungane|
|Philip van der Walt||Rhyno Smith|
|Ruan Botha||Sbu Nkosi|
|Thomas du Toit|
For a man who has played for this province with distinction and who has such high respect for our jersey, du Preez’s unhappiness with our team performance was evident.
“Our performance was sub-standard and absolutely unacceptable. We owe everyone associated with our team a more credible showing against the Jaguares. We will work hard this week on the areas that let us down, with discipline and execution being key.”
Players that were not considered for selection include:
Garth April, Inny Radebe, Keegan Daniel, Kobus van Wyk, Pat Lambie