Saturday 12 May 2007

Sharks - Blues


Sharks
1 - Deon Carstens or Tendai Mtawarira
2 – John Smit (captain)
3 – BJ Botha
4 – Johan Ackermann
5 – Johann Muller
6 – Jacques Botes
7 – AJ Venter
8 – Ryan Kankowski
9 – Ruan Pienaar
10 – Butch James
11 – JP Pietersen
12 – Bradley Barritt or Adrian Jacobs
13 – Waylon Murray
14 – Francois Steyn
15 – Percy Montgomery

Blues
1 – Tony Woodcock
2 – Derren Witcombe
3 – John Afoa
4 – Greg Rawlinson
5 – Troy Flavell (captain)
6 – Jerome Kaino
7 – Daniel Braid
8 – Nick Williams
9 – Steve Devine
10 – Isa Nacewa
11 – Rudi Wulf
12 – Isaia Toeava
13 – Anthony Tuitavake
14 – Doug Howlett
15 – George Pisi

Sharks have been on fire all year long with some great performances from Pienaar, Steyn and Kankowski being complimented by the old guard of Smit, Venter and Montgomery. This is gonna be a real test for an out of form Auckland Blues team riddled by injuries in recent weeks. After blasting out of the blocks early in the season the steam seems to have begun to run out on the Blues campaign and they will struggle against a Sharks team that has been consistently dominant all year. With Luke McAlister out with injury there is going to be a lot of responsibility dumped on the shoulders of the rising star that is Toeava, the Blues second centre. I still think the Blues are gonna lose this one, all signs point to a Sharks victory

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