Sharks bench Du Toit

There is just one change to the Sharks' run-on XV to face the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Coach Gary Gold has replaced Thomas du Toit with Gerhard Engelbrecht as tighthead prop, opting to use the Du Toit as an impact player off the bench instead. 

It will be Engelbrecht's first Currie Cup start, after coming off the bench in his two previous appearances.

There are two other changes among the reserves, where lock JC Astle returns from injury in place of David McDuling, while fullback Garth April is in line to make his Currie Cup debut after replacing SP Marais on the bench.

The Sharks will be looking to complete the double over the Kings after beating them 33-25 at Kings Park in round two. 

Sharks – 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 S'bura Sithole, 10 Lionel Cronjé, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Daniel du Preez, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Marco Wentzel (c), 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2 Monde Hadebe, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Subs: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 JC Astle, 19 Jean-Luc du Preez, 20 Stefan Ungerer, 21 Wandile Mjekevu, 22 Garth April.

Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images

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