Curwin Bosch and Sikhumbuzo Notshe have been selected in the Sharks’ starting XV for Wednesday’s Currie Cup match against Western Province at Kings Park.
Bosch and No 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe make welcome returns after lengthy absences, while Inny Radebe cracks the nod at fullback shortly after his return to the Sharks.
Centre Marius Louw will captain the team and partners Werner Kok in the midfield.
The inclusion of lock Reniel Hugo and prop Lourens Adriaanse give much-needed experience to an otherwise relatively young tight five.
The Sharks also confirmed that new recruit Eduan Keyter suffered a long-term injury in their Currie Cup opener against Griquas.
Sharks – 15 Inny-Christian Radebe, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Werner Kok, 12 Marius Louw (c), 11 Marnus Potgieter, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Celimpilo Gumede, 6 James Venter, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Emile van Heerden, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Fezokuhle Mbatha, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Subs: 16 Dan Jooste, 17 Dian Bleuler, 18 Hanru Jacobs, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Thembelani Bholi, 21 Olajuwon Noa, 22 Sanele Nohamba, 23 Murray Koster.