Jacques Vermeulen will start at flank in the only change to the Sharks’ starting lineup for Saturday’s clash against the Bulls at Loftus.
Vermeulen comes in for Philip van der Walt, who took a blow to the face during last Saturday’s emphatic win over the Highlanders.
There is only one other change to the match-day squad, with hooker Franco Marais making way for Chiliboy Ralepelle, who is set to feature in his 100th Super Rugby game should he come off the bench.
Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Rob du Preez, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Dan du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 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 Stephan Lewies, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Lwazi Mvovo.
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