The last of the round robin games sees the table topping Lions taking on the Sharks in Durban, in what should be the match of the weekend. The Lions have named a slightly weaker team, but will want to keep their momentum ahead of the semi final match at Coca Cola Park next weekend.
The Sharks have made full use of the returning Springboks, naming two in the starting line up but filling the bench with a further four, who are all certain to get a run in the second half. Craig Burden and Ryan Kankowski both return from injury to add even more depth in the forwards, both of which will want to have cracking games ahead of the play-offs.
The Lions have named their only returning Springbok on the bench, with Butch James covering the centre spots from the bench. Elton Jantjies has also been given a rest with Burton Francis getting a run.
The Sharks: 15. Patrick Lambie, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Stefan Terblanche, 12. Marius Joubert, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Frederic Michalak, 9. Conrad Hoffmann, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Marcell Coetzee, 6. Keegan Daniel (Captain), 5. Ross Skeate, 4. Jean Deysel, 3. Wiehahn Herbst, 2. Craig Burden, 1. Eugene van Staden
Replacements: 16. Bismarck du Plessis, 17. Jannie du Plessis, 18. Willem Alberts, 19. Jacques Botes, 20. Ross Cronje, 21. Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 22. JP Pietersen
Lions: 15. Jaco Taute, 14. Deon van Rensburg, 13. Dylan Des Fountain, 12. Doppies la Grange, 11. James Kamana, 10. Burton Francis, 9. Michael Bondesio, 8. Warren Whiteley, 7. Joshua Strauss (Captain), 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Michael Rhodes, 4. Wikus van Heerden, 3. Jacobie Adriaanse, 2. Martin Bezuidenhout, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg
Replacements: 16. Bandise Maku, 17. Pat Cilliers, 18. Franco van der Merwe, 19. Derick Minnie, 20. Elton Jantjies, 21. Butch James, 22. Michael KillianTweet