Former Vodacom Bulls and Toyota Cheetahs utility forward Ewan Coetzee – a product of Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale – will start at lock in place of Adre Smith, who will make an impact off the replacements bench, in the only change to the starting team.
With Mathie yet to decide on his final group of replacements, CJ Conradie (hooker), who is in line to make his Carling Currie Cup debut, Johnathan Francke (centre), Reagan Orange (scrumhalf), and Bandisa Ndlovu (prop) were named among the 10 possible replacements.
The men from Kimberley may be at the foot of the log table, but they have tested the Cell C Sharks to the limit in the past and will enter the match determined to prove that they can win after a number of narrow defeats since the start of the season.
Tafel Lager Griquas: 15 James Verity-Amm, 14 Eduan Keyter, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Andre Swarts, 11 Enver Brandt, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Zak Burger (captain), 8 Johan Momsen, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Cameron Lindsay, 4 Ewan Coetzee, 3 John-Roy Jenkinson, 2 Alandre van Rooyen, 1 Andrew Beerwinkel. Replacements (from): 16 CJ Conradie, 17 Mox Mxoli, 18 Tijde Visser, 19 Adre Smith, 20 Siba Qoma, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Johnathan Francke, 23 Daniel Kasende, 24 Bandisa Ndlovu, 25 Raegan Oranje.
Match Information – Cell C Sharks v Tafel Lager Griquas
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Venue: Jonsson Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant Referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron and Divan Uys
TMO: Marius Jonker
TV: SuperSport Action (210)