The Cell C Sharks Under 21s will be looking to return to winning ways when they host the Free State Under 21s at Jonsson KINGS PARK on Saturday morning in their SA Rugby Under 21 Championship match.
A narrow 31-26 loss in a top of the table clash against the Blue Bulls last week ended a good run of form and they will be hoping that they can get the better of Free State who leap-frogged them into second spot on the log after they beat Western Province 45-39.
In a three try-apiece thriller, JJ van der Mescht, Muller du Plessis and Caleb Dingaan all scored tries, but four penalties to three and two conversions to one was the eventual difference on the scoreboard.
The Blue Bulls continue to lead the log table with 19 points from their four matches, Free State are in second with 12 and the Cell C Sharks Under 21s third with 11. The Golden Lions, Western Province and Leopards make up the remainder of the table.
In changes to last week’s side, Sean Barnes comes in for James Scott at loosehead prop while Fez Mbatha returns to hooker with Dylan Richardson shifting to flank in place of Vian Fourie. JJ van Mescht is replaced by Marcell Barnard at lock in the final change amongst the forwards.
In the backline, there is just one change, Boeta Chamberlain returns to flyhalf with Murray Koster switching to centre in place of Le Roux Malan.
The match kicks off at 11.30am as the curtain-raiser to the Cell C Sharks Currie Cup match against DHL Western Province.
Cell C Sharks Under 21s
1. Sean Barnes
2. Fezo Mbatha
3. Cleo Kundiana
4. Marcell Barnard
5. Jeandre Labuschagne
6. Dylan Richardson
7. Evan Roos
8. Adam Mountford (c)
9. Jaden Hendrikse
10. Boeta Chamberlain
11. Caleb Dingen
12. Murray Koster
13. Muller du Plessis
14. Henk Cilliers
15. Thaakir Abrahams
16. Cole Haggard
17. Francois Klopper
18. Emile van Heerden
19. Lunga Ncube
20. Vian Fourie
21. Xavier Swartbooi
22. Le Roux Malan
23. Sicelo Thole
This Mandela Day, The Sharks are joining our naming rights sponsor, Jonsson Workwear and 19 other businesses in our precinct to get plogging and help make Durban great and at the same time staging a positive protest for Climate Change action!
The Sharks share in Jonsson Workwear’s belief in creating a better world, every day.
Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s words “You can start changing our world for the better daily, no matter how small the action”, Jonsson Workwear partnered with Bay Union, JT Ross and The Sharks to launch the PLOG Squad campaign on Mandela Day 2018, in celebration of Madiba’s centenary. This year the initiative has grown substantially, with 20 partners all coming together to contributing 67 minutes of service, taking a stand and doing their part for #PlasticFreeJuly and joining the positive protest for Climate Change action.
So, what is Plogging? It is a fitness craze for people who want to save the planet. The term Plogging is a mash-up of pick up litter as you jog or walk and it’s a great way to incorporate cleaning the environment into daily exercise.
Keeping us safe while we Plog on Mandela Day is a team of Marshalls from the Denis Hurley Center. This center plays an invaluable role in providing skills and employment to support the homeless people in our city. One of the Marshalls, Stephen from our 2018 Mandela Day event was recruited to run the new Recycling Center in the Lion Match Business Park.
JT Ross provided the venue to him at no cost, he is registered with WILDLANDS as a WastePreneur and earns his income from what businesses and individuals recycle through his center. Those working at the park can also bring their recycling from home.
Plogging has become a regular initiative for Jonssonites and their partners over the last year. Besides the benefits of getting fit and showing our pride in our great city, the intention is to inspire a green consciousness in the community.
“Our community and the upliftment of it remains a key value for The Sharks, and we are delighted to partner with our naming rights sponsor, Jonsson Workwear and our neighboring businesses on this project on Mandela Day. Our collaborative aim is to make a lasting difference, and this speaks to the legacy of our beloved Tata Madiba”, added The Sharks PR Manager, Novashni Chetty.
We hope to see the wider community PLOG in their neighbourhoods. It is an easy way to make a difference, every day.
Use the hashtags #ClimateChange #Plogging and share your efforts to make Durban great!
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