Tim Whitehead will make his long awaited return to the Sharks line-up this weekend, forcing the youngster Heimar Williams out of the match 22 altogether.
Whitehead is one of five changes to the team that beat the Bulls last weekend. The other change to the backline is Butch James starting ahead of Fred Zeilinga and Sizo Maseko starting ahead of the injured Odwa Ndungane.
The forward pack sees a few changes, yet the loose trio and second row remains unchanged. Danie Mienie gets his first Currie Cup start ahead of Dale Chadwick, while Rayno Gerber starts ahead of Wiehahn Herbst.
The bench sees Wiehahn Herbst staying in the match 22 while Chadwick falls out altogether and Fred Zeilinga replacing James as expected, with no other changes from last week.
Butch James will play in his 50th Currie Cup match for the Sharks.
Sharks: 15. SP Marais, 14. Sizo Maseko, 13. Louis Ludik, 12. Tim Whitehead, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Buth James, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Jacques Botes (Capt), 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Keegan Daniel, 5. Marco Wentzel, 4. Peet Marais, 3. Rayno Gerber, 2. Craig Burden, 1. Danie Mienie.
Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Edwin Hewitt, 19. Justin Downey, 20. Charl McLeod, 21. Fred Zeilinga, 22. Jaco van Tonder.Tweet