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Hollywoodbets Sharks take Bok-laden side up North to face Bulls

This week’s Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash against the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday is all about momentum for the Hollywoodbets Sharks.

Eben Etzebeth of the Hollywoodbets Sharks
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This week’s Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash against the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday is all about momentum for the Hollywoodbets Sharks.

Two women looking excitedly at cellphone

After the return of the Springboks last week, the Hollywoodbets Sharks put in their best performance of the season.

Even though head coach John Plumtree had warned before the match that his returning Boks might be a little rusty after the break they had.

The team features just one change from the squad that demolished Dragons RFC last week Saturday. Aphiwe Dyantyi comes in for Werner Kok (who has a slight hamstring niggle) on the wing.

The rest of the match-day 22 is unchanged from the side that did the business against the Newport side at Hollywoodbets Kings Park last Saturday.

The Bulls will be a different prospect though. These two teams have a long, proud and highly competitive history and there is no doubt that this game will be a bruising encounter.

Hollywoodbets Sharks team

1. Ntuthuko Mchunu, 2. Fez Mbatha, 3. Coenie Oosthuizen, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 5. Emile van Heerden, 6. James Venter, 7. Phepsi Buthelezi, 8. Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 9. Jaden Hendrikse, 10. Curwin Bosch, 11. Makazole Mapimpi, 12. Francois Venter, 13. Lukhanyo Am (c), 14. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 15. Aphelele Fassi

Replacements

16. Daniel Jooste, 17. Ox Nche, 18. Hanro Jacobs, 19. Corne Rahl, 20. Jeandre (Lappies) Labuschagne, 21. Grant Williams, 22. Boeta Chamberlain, 23. Rohan Janse van Rensburg

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