Keegan Daniel, Lwazi Mvovo and Lourens Adriaanse will all start for the Sharks in Friday's clash with the Golden Lions at Ellis Park.
Daniel makes a timely return from injury to start at No 8 and resume the captaincy, while Mvovo and Adriaanse come into the starting lineup after stints with the Boks.
The Sharks could also be boosted by the return of lock Stephan Lewies, but he will need to first pass a late fitness test.
Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Rhyno Smith, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Inny Radebe, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Keegan Daniel (c), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Lourens Adriaanse , 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Subs: 16 Franco Marais, 17 John-Hubert Meyer, 18 Stephan Lewies/Jean Droste, 19 Khaya Majola, 20 Stefan Ungerer, 21 Garth April, 22 Wandile Mjekvu.
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