Young locking prodigy Pieter-Steph du Toit will make his long awaited return from injury this Saturday against Griquas.
The Sharks lost to the men from Kimberly in their very first game of the tournament and will be looking to make amends with a strong showing.
“In the first game against Griquas we were maybe just a bit underdone, and they played well and physically dominated us,” said forwards coach Brad Macleod-Henderson after naming the team.
“We want to make sure we are physically up for the challenge. It’s always tough going to Kimberley, but we are looking forward to the game.”
Sharks team : 15. SP Marais, 14. Sizo Maseko, 13. Louis Ludik, 12. Tim Whitehead, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Butch James, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Jacques Botes (capt), 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Keegan Daniel, 5. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4. Edwin Hewitt, 3. Wiehahn Herbst, 2. Kyle Cooper, 1. Danie Mienie.
Replacements: 16. Monde Hadebe, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Peet Marais, 19. Justin Downey, 20. Cobus Reinach, 21. Fred Zeilinga, 22. Jaco van Tonder.