The Cell C Sharks have a huge assignment this weekend when they travel to Johannesburg to take on the Golden Lions at Emirates Airline Park in a vital Currie Cup clash on Sunday.
Under 21 flyhalf Boeta Chamberlain is poised to make his senior debut after the loss of Curwin Bosch to a lower back sprain that has ruled him out of action and head coach Sean Everitt has had no hesitation in including Chamberlain who he coached in last year’s victorious Under 19 campaign.
John-Hubert Meyer will start at tighthead prop in the other change to the starting XV for Coenie Oosthuizen who has a ligament injury on his left knee, while another youngster, Dylan Richardson, comes onto the bench as back-up to Kerron van Vuuren at hooker, his first senior cap in sight. Utility back Leolin Zas is also named on the bench for an injured Marius Louw, who picked up an unfortunate MCL injury to his left knee in last week’s match.
Cell C Sharks: 1. Mzamo Majola, 2. Kerron van Vuuren, 3. John-Hubert Meyer, 4. Ruben van Heerden, 5. Hyron Andrews, 6. Phepsi Buthelezi, 7. Jacques Vermeulen, 8. Tera Mtembu (co-captain), 9. Sanele Nohamba, 10. Boeta Chamberlain, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 12. Jeremy Ward (co-captain), 13. JP Pietersen, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 15. Aphelele Fassi. Replacements: 16. Dylan Richardson. , 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. Khutha Mchunu, 19. Gideon Koegelenberg, 20. Evan Roos, 21. Cameron Wright, 22. Rhyno Smith, 23. Leolin Zas.