The Sharks have named their team to face the Lions on Friday night.
As confirmed by Sean Everitt yesterday, only two changes have been made to the unit that put 50 past the Cheetahs this last weekend.
Justin Downey comes back into the match 22 this week and will earn his first-ever Currie Cup start for the Sharks, replacing Bok-bound Marcell Coetzee in the number 6 jersey. Talented young Stephan Lewies comes straight in at lock for Pieter-Steph du Toit, who’s also with the national side.
15 SP Marais, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Heimar Williams, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Tera Mtembu, 6 Justin Downey, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Peet Marais, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Dale Chadwick
16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Edwin Hewitt, 19 Brynard Stander, 20 Cobus Reinach, 21 Butch James, 22 Jaco van Tonder