Maqondwana replaces Coetzee for Sharks match

rugby06 May 2023 15:31
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The Vodacom Bulls have been forced to make a late change in their squad ahead of their round nine - 2023 Currie Cup tie against the Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday.

Marcell Coetzee has been withdrawn from the matchday 23 due to family reasons, with Phumzile Maqondwana coming into the fold.

The rest of the team remains unchanged.

According to a statement, "The entire Vodacom Bulls family is keeping Marcell and his family in their prayers and thoughts during this difficult time."


1. Jacques van Rooyen, 2. Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 3. Robert Hunt, 4. Jacques du Plessis, 5. Charlie Ewels, 6. Phumzile Maqondwana, 7. Reinhardt Ludwig (c), 8. WJ Steenkamp, 9. Zak Burger, 10. Morne Steyn, 11. Sbu Nkosi, 12. Chris Barend Smit, 13. Marco Jansen van Vuren, 14. Kabelo Mokoena, 15. Juan Mostert


16. Joe van Zyl, 17. Lizo Gqoboka, 18. Sebastian Lombard, 19. Merwe Olivier, 20. Mihlali Mosi, 21. Eugene Hare, 22. Cornal Hendricks, 23. Franco Knoetze