Pat Lambie will make his return from injury off the bench when the Sharks take on the Force in Durban on Saturday.
Lambie last played in round three when he suffered a back injury against the Waratahs at Kings Park.
Coach Robert du Preez has made four changes to the starting XV, two in the backline and two among the forwards.
Wings Odwa Ndungane and Lwazi Mvovo are replaced in the side by Kobus van Wyk, who is returning from injury, and debutant Sbu Nkosi.
Etienne Oosthuizen takes over from Stephan Lewies in the second row and Coenie Oosthuizen comes into the front row with Lourens Adriaanse moving to the bench.
Sharks – 15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Jeremy Ward, 11 Sbu Nkosi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt (c), 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coeni Oosthuizen, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Subs: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Beast Mtawarira, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Johan Deysel.
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