Curwin Bosch will start at fullback in place of the injured Aphelele Fassi in the Sharks’ quarter-final against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.
Fassi has been ruled out of the match with a rotator cuff sprain on his right shoulder. A fit-again Bosch, who has recovered from the ankle injury he suffered against the Jaguares, makes a welcome return in his place.
The rest of the starting lineup remains unchanged from the one that beat the Stormers at Newlands last Saturday.
Juan Schoeman will return as loosehead-prop cover on the bench.
Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Rob du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (c), 8 Dan du Preez, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Subs: 16 Cullen Collopy, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Luke Stringer, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Rhyno Smith.
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