Curwin Bosch will start at fullback in the Sharks' clash against the Bulls in Durban this Friday.
Bosch is back from his Junior Springbok duties and takes over from Lwazi Mvovo at fullback, while veteran Odwa Ndungane comes on to the wing, with Kobus van Wyk also unavailable this week.
André Esterhuizen has served his suspension and will start alongside S’bura Sithole in the midfield. Cobus Reinach and Garth April will continue as the halfback pairing.
Up front, Tera Mtembu will start at blindside flank, with Jean-Luc du Preez getting a rest after his exploits with the Boks.
Etienne Oosthuizen and Stephan Lewies will combine in the second row, while Coenie Oosthuizen, Franco Marais and Thomas du Toit slot into the front row as Beast Mtawarira also earns a rest.
Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 S’bura Sithole, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Sbusiso Nkosi, 10 Garth April, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tera Mtembu, 6 Philip van der Walt (c), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Marius Louw.
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