COACH GAMBLES WITH FLYHALVES
Sharks pick Nkosi for Aussie tour
Sharks Super Rugby coach Robert du Preez says Sibusiso Nkosi had made all the right moves to earn a place on the flight to Australia
Sibusiso Sithole was the notable omission from the Sharks squad for their two-match Australasian Super Rugby safari. His place in the 27-man squad has been taken by the talented Sibusiso Nkosi. Sharks Super Rugby coach Robert du Preez said he did not doubt Sithole’s talent and work ethic but felt Nkosi had made all the right moves to earn a place on the flight to Australia. The Sharks kick off their campaign against the Reds in Brisbane next Friday before moving on to the Brumbies in Canberra on March 4. The rest of the 45-man Super Rugby squad was also named. Du Preez is taking only two flyhalves — Patrick Lambie and Curwin Bosch — on tour. "It’s hard to leave guys behind because there’s a fine line that one needs to tread when it comes to the forwards and backs split‚" Du Preez said. " Sbu [Nkosi] has worked very hard and we know what we have in Sbura [Sithole]. He’s very experienced, but Nkosi is one step ahead of him. " It’s a very long season…. I do think we’ll see Sbura in the...