Currie Cup Round 8: Sharks vs Cheetahs Preview

The Sharks will host the Cheetahs this Saturday the 2nd of September at the Kings Park Stadium.

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Sharks v Cheetahs | Saturday, September 2 | Kings Park, Durban | Kick-off: 16.15 

To Win (80 min)
Sharks 1/100 | Draw 35/1 | Cheetahs 9/1

Following their win against Western Province last weekend, the Sharks will come into this game with plenty of confidence, especially considering how weak this Toyayta Free State Cheetahs side looks on paper.

Curwin Bosch returned to the side after his tour to Salta but was left out of the team as he missed two training sessions. Young flyhalf Innocent Radebe will start at 10. The young prospect will be set on providing the backline with some enterprising play to free up the likes of Sbu Nkosi and Lukhanyo Am.

The Cheetahs top tier players have all left for the Pro 14 tournament opener against Ulster on Friday. The side will play a third string XV as their best 28 players are preparing for the Ulster clash, while their U21’s will also be in Currie cup action this Friday. They'll be hoping the points they’ve racked up already can still earn them a tournament win.

Confirmed Line-Ups:

15 Inny Radebe, 14 Tythan Adams, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Lukhanyo Am, 11 S’bu Nkosi, 10 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha (captain), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 John-Hubert Meyer, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Thomas du Toit
Substitutes: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Jean Droste, 19 Wian Vosloo, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Marius Louw, 22 Garth April

Free State Cheetahs
15 Reinhardt Erwee, 14 Carel-Jan Coetzee, 13 JW Jonker, 12 Stephan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Luther Obi, 10 Ryno Eksteen, 9 JP Smith, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Chris Dry (captain), 6 Junior Pokomela, 5 Dennis Visser, 4 Nicolaas Immelman, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Gert Kotze
Substitutes: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Andrew Kuhn, 18 Sibabalo Qoma, 19 Ntokoza Vidima, 20 Daniel Maartens, 21 Dian Badenhorst, 22 Marco Mason

Verdict: Sharks 1/00 
Unfortunately, this might be a mismatch as the Cheetahs will play their third string side after strongest 28 headed off to the Pro 14.

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