Jaguares vs. Cell C Sharks

The Cell C Sharks will take confidence and momentum out of last week’s performance against the Chiefs for Friday night’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash with the Jaguares in Argentina.

Head coach Robert du Preez has once again had the good fortune to be able to name an unchanged line-up, having retained the matchday 23 from last week’s match.

The old adage, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ comes to mind when looking at the team and certainly it is about rewarding the players once again for their quite outstanding effort against the New Zealanders.

As little change as possible works in our favour against a side, themselves high on confidence.  Coach du Preez commented that this Jaguares side is filled with internationals, to the extent that it is a just about a Test team.

The Jaguares have been in outstanding form lately, their 54-24 victory over the Bulls last weekend sounding another warning that this team are finding their feet in Vodacom Super Rugby.

They came away from their Australasian tour with a 100% record from their four outings, against the Chiefs, Blues, Brumbies and Rebels to show that they are as dangerous at home as on the road.

The Cell C Sharks players will look to prove their mettle, knowing that they have reached a point where every game is a must-win in the remaining pool stages of the tournament.

The Cell C Sharks
1. Tendai Mtawarira
16. Franco Marais
2. Akker van der Merwe
17. Juan Schoeman
3. Thomas du Toit
18. Ross Geldenhuys
4. Tyler Paul
19. Stephan Lewies
5. Ruan Botha (C)
20. Jacques Vermeulen
6. Philip van der Walt
21. Cameron Wright
7. Jean-Luc du Preez
22. Marius Louw
8. Daniel du Preez
23. Makazole Mapimpi
9. Louis Schreuder
10. Robert du Preez
11. Lwazi Mvovo
12. Andre Esterhuizen
13. Lukhanyo Am
14. Sbu Nkosi
15. Curwin Bosch