June 20, 2019 / 10:57 AM / a month ago

Rugby-Bosch back for Sharks ahead of Brumbies quarterfinal

DURBAN, June 20 (Reuters) - Fit-again Curwin Bosch will return to fullback for the Sharks in their Super Rugby quarterfinal against the ACT Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday, the only change to the side that squeezed into the knockout-stages.

Bosch comes in for injured Aphelele Fassi, who has been ruled out with a rotator cuff sprain in his right shoulder following the Sharks nail-biting 12-9 victory over the Stormers at Newlands last weekend.

Bosch has shown his best form at flyhalf this season, but will wear the number 15 jersey as coach Robert du Preez has opted to select son Robert Junior at number 10.

Another of the coach’s sons, loose-forward Jean-Luc, misses out through injury, as does experienced Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira, who has a knee problem.

The Sharks beat the New South Wales Waratahs in their only previous match in Australia this season and with continuity in their selection, captain Louis Schreuder says they will be well-prepared for the Brumbies.

“They’re a physical, well-organised team with a good set-piece and kicking game so we’re going to have to be well-prepared for that,” he said.

“The game against the Stormers is behind us and our focus is on the Brumbies. Everyone is excited and looking forward to the challenge.” (Reporting By Nick Said Editing by Keith Weir)

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