Both teams have a point to prove.
The Pumas want to show that their victory over the Blue Bulls was not a fluke and the fact that their only other victories of the season were over the lowly Leopards means nothing. (Is there a company called Lowly? Maybe there is a sponsorship oppertunity here.)
The Sharks want to prove to their coach and fans that their loss to the Blue Bulls last week WAS a fluke and that they do have the killer instinct and can bury a side when the game is in the bag.
Ref: Lourens van der Merwe
ARs: Matt Kemp, Stefan Breytenbach
TMO: Johann Meuwesen
Venue: Puma Stadium, Witbank
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Pumas: 15 Johan Jackson, 14 Braam Pretorius, 13 Tiaan Marx/Shaun Venter, 12 Ashwin Scott, 11 Allister Kettledas, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Christo le Roux, 7 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 6 Corné Steenkamp, 5 Marius Coetzer, 4 Andries Kruger, 3 Ashley Buys, 2 Hannes Franklin (Capt.), 1 Ronnie Uys.
Replacements: 16 De-Jay Terblanche, 17 Dawie Steyn, 18 Willem Serfontein, 19 Jaco Bouwer, 20 Ricardo Croy, 21 Siviwe Magaba, 22 Sphiwe Sithole.
The Sharks: 15 Stefan Terblanche (Capt.), 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Andries Strauss, 12 Riaan Swanepoel, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Eugene van Staden, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Patric Cilliers.
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Wiehahn Herbst, 18 Michael Rhodes, 19 Skholiwe Ndlovu, 20 Rory Kockott, 21 Andre Pretorius, 22 Louis Ludik/Luzuko Vulindlu.