Curwin Bosch has been named at fullback in one of two changes to the Sharks’ starting lineup to face the Lions at Ellis Park on Friday.
Bosch replaces Aphelele Fassi, who drops to the bench.
In the pack, hooker Kerron van Vuuren comes in for Akker van der Merwe, who has been suspended for three weeks, with Fez Mbatha among the substitutes.
On the bench, Juan Schoeman comes in for Khutha Mchunu, while JJ van der Mescht is poised to make his Vodacom Super Rugby debut, having replaced Gideon Koegelenberg as lock cover.
Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Lwazi Mvovo, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Rob du Preez, 9 Louis, Schreuder (c), 8 Dan du Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Luke Stringer, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Fez Mbatha, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 JJ van der Mescht, 20 Philip van der Walt, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Kobus van Wyk, 23 Aphelele Fassi.
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