Marco Wentzel returns to the Sharks' starting XV and resumes the captaincy for Saturday's clash against Griquas in Kimberley.
In the only team change, Wentzel comes back in at No 5, with Etienne Oosthuizen shifting to flank and Christiaan de Bruin dropping to the bench.
The Sharks are currently fifth on the Currie Cup log and require a victory to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the play-offs.
Sharks – 15 Odwa Ndungane, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Etienne Oosthuizen, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Marco Wentzel (c), 4 Dave McDuling, 3 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Subs: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Christiaan de Bruin, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Heimar Williams, 22 Garth April.
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