This game sees top play bottom, a team with a 75% winning record in this Currie cup season who are on top of the log against a team with a 0% winning record and who are at the bottom of the log. The biggest problem for the Sharks might be complacency and similar situations have seen them take their foot off of the accelerator in the past. The Leopards have been scoring points in their past few games and should be highly motivated against the top of the log Sharks. Will the injury-plagued Leopards lift themselves for this game or will the home side respond with a good performance at home after last weekend’s loss?
Ref: Jaco Peyper
ARs: Matt Kemp, Reuben Rossouw
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee
Date: Friday, October 1
Venue: Absa Stadium, Durban
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Andries Strauss, 12 Riaan Swanepoel, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Andre Pretorius, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Gerhard Mostert, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Eugene van Staden.
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Patric Cilliers, 18 Anton Bresler, 19 Michael Rhodes, 20 Rory Kockott, 21 Patrick Lambie, 22 Luzuko Vulindlu.
Leopards: 15 Cecil Dumond, 14 Cornelius Rautenbach, 13 Jovan Bowles, 12 Walter Venter, 11 Dumisani Matyeshana, 10 Clayton Durand, 9 Tiaan Dorfling, 8 Riaan Swanepoel (captain), 7 Willem Koch, 6 Victor Joubert, 5 Edrich Linde, 4 Brad Mockford, 3 Barend van der Walt, 2 Gavin Williamson, 1 Bennie Uys.
Replacements: 16 Marthinus van der Westhuizen, 17 Eric Coetzee, 18 Anthonie Gronum, 19 RW Kember, 20 Divan Kotze, 21 Gharfoer Luckan, 22 Jan van Zyl.