Boeta Chamberlain will make his first Vodacom Super Rugby start for the Sharks against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.
Sharks coach Sean Everitt has made just the single change to his starting lineup from the team that beat the Highlanders last weekend.
With that change rookie flyhalf Chamberlain replaces Curwin Bosch, who has had to return to South Africa after a family bereavement.
It will be the 20-year-old’s first Super Rugby start, after he made his debut off the bench in the first round of action.
The rest of the starting lineup is unchanged, while there are a couple of alterations on the bench as Everitt has opted for a 6-2 split between forwards and backs.
Dylan Richardson and Phendulani Buthelezi will provide backup at loose forward, with scrumhalf Sanele Nohamba and centre Jeremy Ward the only backs on the bench.
Sharks – 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Lukhanyo Am (c), 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Boeta Chamberlain, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Sikumbuzo Notshe, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ox Nche.
Subs: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Dylan Richardson, 21 Phendulani Buthelezi, 22 Sanele Nohamba, 23 Jeremy Ward.
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