Sharks team to take on the Highlanders

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Cell C Sharks vs Highlanders

Date: Saturday, 19 July 2014

Time: 17h05 CAT

Venue: Growthpoint KINGS PARK

Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)

Assistant Referees: Jaco Peyper, Cobus Wessels

Television Match Official: Shaun Veldsman

15. SP Marais
14. S’bura Sithole
13. JP Pietersen
12. Paul Jordaan
11. Lwazi Mvovo
10. Frans Steyn
9. Cobus Reinach
8. Ryan Kankowski
7. Willem Alberts
6. Marcell Coetzee
5. Stephan Lewies
4. Anton Bresler
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. Jean Deysel
21. Charl McLeod
22. Pat Lambie
23. Tonderai Chavhanga

Notes
Quotes from Director of Rugby, Jake White.

“In a lot of ways, it’s probably a good thing for us, a boost that they beat us. Had we beaten them comfortably perhaps we would have gone into this game thinking it was a fait accompli. In a lot of ways we get to have another crack at them.

“There is no doubt that this is a team that can score tries, they have the players. When they are on song, they can perform – they beat some big teams this year. But, in saying that, the nice thing we have in our favour is that we lost to them.

“I know I don’t have to talk much this week. The players will know it’s not just going to happen. I think in a lot of ways, we were on a high in that pool game back in April, about to tour, and we ended up losing that game. We’ll be a lot more focussed this week.”

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