Jaguares vs. Cell C Sharks
|Date||: Saturday, 29 April 2017|
|Time||: 16h40 (ART) 21h40 (CAT)|
|Venue||: Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires|
|Referee||: Jaco Peyper|
|Assistant Referees||: Jaco van Heerdan, Damian Schneider|
|Television Match Official||: Santiago Borsani|
14. Odwa Ndungane
13. Lukhanyo Am
12. Jeremy Ward
11. Lwazi Mvovo (v/c)
10. Curwin Bosch
9. Michael Claassens
8. Daniel du Preez
7. Jean-Luc du Preez
6. Philip van der Walt (c)
5. Stephan Lewies
4. Ruan Botha
3. Lourens Adriaanse
2. Chiliboy Ralepelle
1. Thomas du Toit
16. Franco Marais
17. Juan Schoeman
18. Coenie Oosthuizen
19. Etienne Oosthuizen
20. Tera Mtembu
21. Cobus Reinach
22. Benhard Janse van Rensburg
23. Johan Deysel
*A late decision was made to rest Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira and therefore he did not tour with the team.
Players that were not considered for tour selection due to injury include Garth April, Inny Radebe, Keegan Daniel, Kobus van Wyk and Patrick Lambie.
Quotes from Head Coach, Robert du Preez.
“The idea has always been to give the other guys a chance, last week, I spoke to the guys who didn’t start and told them they would be getting an opportunity this week. It’s right to start them and there is very little to choose between the guys on the bench and those who are starting. We need to give them a start, it’s good for their morale and for their well-being as part of the squad.
“They haven’t lost at home this year, it’s going to be a very physical encounter, we know that and we know how tough they are at home. But having said that, we’re going with a very positive mindset. We beat them there last year and we want to go there to get the win. It’s going to require a massive performance from every single Cell C Sharks player, from 1 to 23.”
- Odwa Ndungane will equal the record held by JP Pietersen (137), as the most capped Cell C Sharks Super Rugby player;
- If he comes off the bench, Johan Deysel will be making his Super Rugby debut;
- The Cell C Sharks have conceded just two tries in the opening quarter of games this campaign, fewer than any other team in the competition.