Stephan Lewies has overcome a hamstring strain and will start at lock when the Sharks take on the Free State Cheetahs in Durban this Friday.
In the the only change to the Sharks' starting lineup, Lewies takes over from Ruan Botha, who drops to the bench.
However, there are a number of players who are carrying injury niggles and will need to pass late fitness tests in order to take up their place on the bench.
Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Inny Radebe, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel (c), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 John-Hubert Meyer, 18 Ruan Botha/Jean Droste, 19 Jean Deysel/Francois Kleinhans, 20 Michael Claassens/Hanco Venter, 21 Heimar Williams, 22 Rhyno Smith.
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