Sharks teach Lions a lesson

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The Sharks will be looking to build on their emphatic win over the Dragons last week when they host the Lions at Kings Park, and they’ll be expecting a big battle following the impressive resurgence of the Joburgers in the last few weeks in which they recorded four consecutive victories. .

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The Sharks have only lost their home games this year but will be wary that the Lions will have the added incentive of possibly jumping into the top 10 on the log and closing the gap between them and the Durbanites on the table. if they register a win, and Cardiff beat 10and placed Scarlets.

Fueling the visitors’ motivation, a win would see them become the first South African opponents to defeat the Sharks at home this season (Stormers drew in Durban in January), while a win would also mark their first victory in KwaZulu -Native. dating from 2017.

The Lions will be looking to make it five in a row when they take on the Sharks in Durban on Saturday in the United Rugby Championship (URC). Photo: SA Rugby website

Sharks head coach Sean Everitt was once again lucky enough to keep much of the same side that beat the Dragons 51-3 in Durban last weekend with some rotation changes to keep everything the world fresh and hungry.

Lock Reniel Hugo returns to the starting lineup with Le Roux Roets dropping to the bench, while Springbok captain Siya Kolisi (flank) returns in place of James Venter, and the latest change in the pack sees Henco Venter (flank) enter for Jeandre Labushagne, who will be on the bench later in the game. Thomas du Toit retains the captaincy.

“Last week’s win over the Dragons was a really good platform for us to build on and now it’s about building momentum,” Everitt explained. “The Diary is really important at the moment and a win this week will be important for us as the other two local franchises are also competing and we are battling in the SA Shield competition.”

The Johannesburg-based team have named a match-23 that features experienced scrum Jannie du Plessis, who will face her former franchise for the tournament’s second leg.

“I think it will be a forward-dominated battle, especially when it comes to scrums and mauls,” said Lions forwards and roster coach Albert van den Berg. “Their kicking game is also a pretty powerful weapon, so that’s something we prepared for in our sessions this week. If we can successfully counter those aspects, we feel like we’re in the game. with a cry on Saturday.

Charles P. Patton