Bosch, Cronje out of squad as Sharks line up URC kickoff against Zebre

Bosch, Cronje out of squad as Sharks line up URC kickoff against Zebre

The Sharks will be without injured flyhalves Curwin Bosch and Lionel Cronje when they kick off their United Rugby Championship (URC) campaign against Zebre in Italy on Friday.

Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has named a 28-man touring squad for matches against Zebre, the Dragons and Leinster in Europe. The squad will be led by Springbok prop Thomas du Toit.

Everitt is expecting big things from his team this season, who will play under their new slogan, “Fear the Fin”.

With a shortage of pivots, 29-year-old Fred Zeilinga has been recalled for three tough games on the road. The dependable flyhalf started his professional career at the Sharks and played in Durban until 2src15, before linking up with the Cheetahs and Japan’s Canon Eagles. He played for the Lions in last season’s inaugural URC.

Tighthead prop Carlu Sadie, lock Justin Basson and inside centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg could make their Sharks debuts after being included in the touring squad.

Ahead of the new season, the Sh

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