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NEWS: Bosch, Notshe named in Sharks XV to face WP in Currie Cup coastal derby

Springboks Curwin Bosch and Sikhumbuzo Notshe have been named in the Sharks’ starting XV for Wednesday’s Currie Cup coastal derby against Western Province at Kings Park.

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Springboks Curwin Bosch and Sikhumbuzo Notshe have been named in the Sharks’ starting XV for Wednesday’s Currie Cup coastal derby against Western Province at Kings Park.

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Bosch’s last appearance for the Sharks was on October 16 against the Cardiff Blues in the United Rugby Championship at fullback. Due to a hip injury and falling down the pecking order behind Boeta Chamberlain, Bosch has not played since but has a chance to stake his claim again due to the poor form of Chamberlain recently, especially in terms of goalkicking.

Notshe, meanwhile, has not played a competitive rugby match going all the way back to May of last year due to a serious knee injury, which he has finally recovered enough from to make his comeback.

Centre Marius Louw will captain the side and combines with Werner Kok in the midfield. Marnus Potgieter comes in on the left wing for Eduan Keyter, who sustained a serious injury in the Currie Cup opener against the Griquas. Meanwhile, Inny Radebe has been named at fullback for what will be his first match since returning to the Sharks after making an about-turn on his decision to retire from the game.

Sharks: 
15 Inny-Christian Radebe
14 Yaw Penxe
13 Werner Kok
12 Marius Louw (c)
11 Marnus Potgieter
10 Curwin Bosch
9 Cameron Wright
8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe
7 Celimpilo Gumede
6 James Venter
5 Reniel Hugo
4 Emile van Heerden
3 Lourens Adriaanse
2 Fezokuhle Mbatha
1 Khwezi Mona.

Replacements: 
16 Dan Jooste
17 Dian Bleuler
18 Hanru Jacobs
19 Le Roux Roets
20 Thembelani Bholi
21 Olajuwon Noa,
22 Sanele Nohamba
23 Murray Koster.

Western Province:
15 Sergeal Petersen
14 Andre Manuel
13 Mnombo Zwelendaba
12 Cornel Smit
11 Leolin Zas
10 Tim Swiel (captain)
9 Godlen Masimla
8 Keke Morabe
7 Simon Miller
6 Roelof Smit
5 David Meihuizen
4 Connor Evans
3 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko
2 Chad Solomon
1 Allister Vermaak.

Replacements:
16 Jacques Goosen
17 Kwenzo Blose
18 Corne Weilbach
19 Hilton Lobberts
20 Hannes Gous
21 Thomas Bursey
22 Kade Wolhuter
23 Ethan James.

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