Curwin Bosch will return to the flyhalf berth when the Sharks take on the Lions in Saturday's quarter-final at Ellis Park.
Bosch surprisingly played off the bench last weekend, with Garth April starting in the No 10 jersey, while Lwazi Mvovo played at fullback.
However, coach Robert du Preez has opted to bring Bosch back at flyhalf in the only change to the Sharks' starting lineup for Saturday's knockout match.
'We called for greater intensity this week and our players have heeded that call,' Du Preez said.
'There is no greater motivation to perform than when you are playing knockout rugby and everyone is looking forward to this match. We want to show what our jersey means to us and make our fans proud.'
Sharks – 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 S'busiso Nkosi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt (c), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Subs: 16 Franco Marais/Stephan Coetzee, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Jean Droste, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Garth April, 23 Jeremy Ward.
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