Sharks coach Robert du Preez has opted to stick with his namesake son at flyhalf, while Curwin Bosch and Aphelele Fassi swap places at fullback for Friday’s Super Rugby date against the Lions at Ellis Park. Robert du Preez junior was desperately disappointing in Saturday’s 19-16 home loss to the Bulls. Tactically‚ he was off-colour but detrimentally for the Sharks‚ he fluffed his lines from the kicking tee and missed a crucial and straight-forward tackle on Bulls inside centre Burger Odendaal, which led to outside centre Jesse Kriel’s try. In an unedifying match of small margins but greater log importance‚ Du Preez was found wanting but the coach has shown confidence in the pivot. The Sharks have yet to win a SA Super Rugby derby this season. In their defeats to the Stormers and the Bulls‚ they have been outmuscled in no uncertain terms. This has stunted their backline, which has some very good players and Du Preez‚ who is leaving the Sharks at the end of the Super Rugby season to j...

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