The Cell C Sharks named their side to face the Emirates Lions on Friday night in Durban. This is the opening weekend of the Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked which will be the first step for SA Rugby to get back to competitive games
With a powerful front row of Ox Nche, Dylan Richardson and Thomas du Toit, the Sharks will surely try and disrupt the Lions set pieces to get momentum.
Ruben van Heerden and Hyron Andrews will slot in the second row with some great players on the side of the scrum. James Venter, Phepsi Buthelezi and Sikhumbuzo Notshe will surely test the likes of Len Massyn, Vincent Tshituka and Jaco Kriel.
At halfback we see the exciting Nohamba and Curwin Bosch. In the midfield we have Marius Louw and Lukhanyo Am.
Werner Kok and JP Pietersen will start on the wings with Libbok at fullback.
The match kicks off at 7pm on Friday evening and it is live on SuperSport
Cell C Sharks: Ox Nche, Dylan Richardson, Thomas du Toit, Ruben van Heerden, Hyron Andrews, James Venter, Phepsi Buthelezi, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Sanele Nohamba, Curwin Bosch, Werner Kok*, Marius Louw, Lukhanyo Am (c), JP Pietersen, Manie Libbok*
Replacements: Dan Jooste*, Mzamo Majola, John-Hubert Meyer, JJ van der Mescht, Mpilo Gumede*, Grant Williams, Jeremy Ward, Thaakir Abrahams*
*Denotes debut for the Cell C Sharks