Rugby fixtures: September 28th -29th

Rugby Championship
Sat: 17:00 CAT South Africa Australia Loftus Versfled, Pretoria
        01:10 CAT Argentina New Zealand Estadio Gigante de Arroyita, Rosario
Currie Cup
Fri:  19:10 CAT Sharks Blue Bulls Kings Park, Durban
Sat: 14:00 CAT Western Province Golden Lions Newlands Stadium , Cape Town
        14:00 CAT Cheetahs Griquas Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

Currie Cup: Bokless Sharks forced to make changes

The Sharks have been forced to make changes to the side that will face the Bulls in the Currie Cup this weekend due to Springbok recalls.

Both Craig Burden and Lwazi Mvovo have returned to the Springbok Squad and are replaced by Louis Ludik and Pieter Dixon respectively.

They are bolstered however by the return of Springbok Sevens star Paul Jordaan who will slot in at outside centre allowing Meyer Bosman to return to flyhalf.

Riaan Viljoen will start at fullback in the void left by Ludik who will play on the wing and hooker Kyle Cooper returns from injury to provide back up to Pieter Dixon.

The Sharks host the Bulls in Durban on Friday, KO 19:10 CAT (18:10 GMT)

Sharks: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 Louis Ludik, 10 Meyer Bosman, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Pieter Dixon, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jandré Marais, 19 Lubabalo Mtembu, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Marius Joubert, 22 S’bura Sithole.