Aphelele Fassi has been ruled out of the match with a shoulder injury and is replaced by a fit-again Bosch. Juan Schoeman was not considered for selection last week against the DHL Stormers because of flu and he returns to the bench as prop cover.
The Durban side have enjoyed better success on the road this year than at home and they will be confident of a good showing against the Australian conference winning Brumbies.
What they said:
Cell C Sharks captain Louis Schreuder, speaking from the team’s base in Coogee in Sydney, said the team is focused and ready for the clash: “Everyone is excited and looking forward to the challenge. They’re a physical, well-organised team with a good set-piece and kicking game so we’re going to have to be well-prepared for that.”
Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Toni Pulu, 10 Christian Lealiifano (captain), 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga'a, 1 Scott Sio. Replacements: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Darcy Swain, 20 Lachlan McCaffrey, 21 Jahrome Brown, 22 Matt Lucas, 23 Tom Wright.
Cell C Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (captain), 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Mzamo Majola. Replacements: 16 Cullen Collopy, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Luke Stringer, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Rhyno Smith.
Head to Head:
Brumbies won: 12
Cell C Sharks won: 10
Brumbies points: 568
Cell C Sharks points: 498
Average score: 26-23
Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019
SA time: 12h05
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Referees: Angus Gardner, Graham Cooper
Television Match Official: James Leckie
Other quarterfinals this weekend:
Friday, 21 June
09h35: Crusaders vs Highlanders, Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
Saturday, 22 June
00h50: Jaguares v Chiefs, Jose Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires