Sharks coach Robert du Preez has made two changes to his starting lineup for the clash against the Lions in Durban on Saturday.
From the team that lost to the Jaguares at the end of May, wing Lwazi Mvovo drops to the bench for recently capped Springbok Makazole Mapimpi.
Scrumhalf Cameron Wright also starts, replacing Louis Schreuder in a rotational change.
The forward pack, featuring an all-Springbok front row, remains unchanged.
Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Phillip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha (c), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Lwazi Mvovo.