The Sharks start their road trip on the lovely little town of Hamilton this morning.
The Chiefs have yet to win a match in the 2009 Super 14 and the Sharks in contrast have yet to lose a game, so this should be cut and dried. Not so. The Chiefs are regular slow starters and this is now round 3 where they should start getting themselves sorted.
The Sharks have been criticized for not looking as good as they could.
Which of these teams will walk away with the victory?
Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Kick-off: 19.35 local time, 08:35 SA time
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
ARs: Keith Brown (New Zealand), Jonathon White (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
15 Sosene Anesi, 14 Lelia Masaga, 13 Dwayne Sweeney, 12 Callum Bruce, 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Brendon Leonard, 8 Sione Lauaki, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam (captain), 5 Kevin O’Neill, 4 Craig Clarke, 3 James McGougan, 2 Aled de Malmanche, 1 Sona Taumalolo.
16 Hika Elliot, 17 Ben May, 18 Toby Lynn, 19 Serge Lilo, 20 Toby Morland, 21 Mike Delany, 22 Jackson Willison.
15 Stefan Terblanche, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Adrian Jacobs, 12 Francois Steyn, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Ruan Pienaar, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Johann Muller (captain), 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Deon Carstens.
16 John Smit, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Alistair Hargreaves, 19 Keegan Daniel, 20 Ross Cronjé, 21 Riaan Swanepoel, 22 Luzuko Vulindlu.