Curwin Bosch will start at fullback for the Sharks in their Currie Cup clash with the Bulls in Durban on Friday.
Just eight points separate the top-four sides – the Blue Bulls, Sharks, Griquas and Pumas – creating congestion on the log and plenty to play for in the second week of the second round.
Wins for any of these sides will aid their individual campaigns and put them clear of the chasing pack, consisting of Western Province, the Lions and Cheetahs in fifth, sixth and seventh spots, respectively.
Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has made a number of changes for this match, bringing in Khutha Mchunu for Lourens Adriaanse at loosehead prop, and back rowers Dylan Richardson for James Venter and Henco Venter replacing Mpilo Gumede.
There are two changes in the backline, Grant Williams returning in place of Sanele Nohamba, who plays off the bench, while Lionel Cronje comes in at flyhalf with Bosch shifting to fullback in place of Anthony Volmink, who has been named among the reserves.
This weekend the Cell C Sharks will battle it out against the Vodacom Bulls in their second-round derby match at Jonsson Kings Park in a top of the table Carling Currie Cup clash between the sides one and two on the log.
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