Team Release – Cell C Sharks vs. Force

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Cell C Sharks vs. Force

Date : Saturday, 6 May 2017
Time : 15h05
Venue : Growthpoint KINGS PARK
Referee : Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Referees : Quinton Immelman, Archie Sehlako
Television Match Official : Shaun Veldsman
  1. Rhyno Smith
    14. Kobus van Wyk
    13. Lukhanyo Am
    12. Jeremy Ward
    11. Sibusiso Nkosi **
    10. Curwin Bosch
    9. Michael Claassens (v/c)
    8. Daniel du Preez
    7. Jean-Luc du Preez
    6. Philip van der Walt (c)
    5. Ruan Botha
    4. Etienne Oosthuizen
    3. Coenie Oosthuizen
    2. Chiliboy Ralepelle
    1. Thomas du Toit

    Replacements
    16. Franco Marais
    17. Beast Mtawarira
    18. Lourens Adriaanse
    19. Stephan Lewies
    20. Tera Mtembu
    21. Cobus Reinach
    22. Patrick Lambie
    23. Johan Deysel

    * Lwazi Mvovo has been rested for this match in line with the Springbok player rest protocol.
    **Denotes that the player is making his Vodacom Super Rugby debut.

    Notes:
    Quotes from Head Coach, Robert du Preez.

    “The passion and courage our players showed last week to grind out an important win against a battle-hardened test team at their fortress was special and showed the character of our team.

    “The Force pushed the Lions right until the final whistle last week and we know that once they get their tails up they can be difficult to stop.  We want to carry on from where we let off last week, be positive and more clinical with our execution.

    “We let our fans down a fortnight ago at home and we don’t want to do that again.  Hopefully our performance this weekend will make them proud.”

    Interesting Facts

  • The Cell C Sharks have won eight of the nine meetings between the two sides before this round, including each of the last seven;
  • The Cell C Sharks are undefeated in their last eight games at home (W7, D1); the last time they went longer at home without a loss was a stretch of nine wins across 2008 and 2009;
  • Curwin Bosch is the first player to surpass 100 points scored this season thanks largely to a tally of 26 penalty goals, which is 10 more than any other player in the competition.

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