Sharks coach Sean Everitt believes Dylan Richardson has demonstrated why he is a capped Scottish international player.

Richardson, a Kearsney College product, will start at flank for the Sharks against Leinster in the United Rugby Championship match on Saturday in Dublin.

“We’re playing him on the blindside because he’s physical and puts in a lot of carries,” Everitt explained.

“Dylan has always been a versatile loose-forward.” He may have been short in stature, but his scavenging and ground skills helped him make the team.

“There was talk of Dylan moving to hooker, but he’s at home on the flank and covers everything we need him to.”

In the last two games, Everitt has been content to use Richardson, James Venter, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, and Phendulani Buthelezi as his primary loose forwards.

He’s rotated Notshe and Buthelezi at number eight for the Leinster game, but his two fetchers remain active.

Everitt stated that they have a massive task on Saturday, but Richardson and Venter should complete it as expected.

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