Butch starts for Sharks

 Jun 19,2013
Written by: Editor

Butch James will play his first game for the Sharks after overcoming his knee injury and will lead the line against the Golden Lions at Ellis Park.

Dale Chadwick also returns to action after overcoming a severe ankle injury, he will partner Kyle Cooper and Wiehahn Herbst in a fairly young front-row missing the likes of Jannie and Bismarck du Plessis and Beast Mtawarira to the Springboks.

The Sharks have brought in Griquas lock Edwin Hewitt to shore up a shortfall in the lock department where he will partner with Jandre Marais in the second row.

The familiar faces of captain Keegan Daniel, Jean Deysel and Lubabalo Mtembu form the loose-forward trio with scrum-half Charl McLeod partnering James behind the scrum.

The backline is a mix of youth and experience, Sean Robinson and Odwa Ndungane on the wings, Heimar Williams getting his first start for the Sharks where he will partner Louis Ludik (also back from injury) in the midfield and Riaan Viljoen providing the last line of defence at full-back.

The reserves bench sees Cobus Reinach named, another welcome returnee back from injury, with Fred Zeilinga and Tyler Fisher providing backline support and Monde Hadebe, Allan Dell, Brynard Stander and Khaya Majola making up the rest of the substitutes.

Sharks: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Louis Ludik, 12 Heimar Williams, 11 Sean Robinson, 10 Butch James, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Keegan Daniel (capt), 5 Jandre Marais, 4 Edwin Hewitt, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Brynard Stander, 19 Khaya Majola, 20 Cobus Reinach, 21 Fred Zeilinga, 22 Tyler Fisher. 

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