Besides that, coach John Plumtree has tried to stick with the same team that beat WP last week in Durban. The only other changes being the return to action of Steven Sykes in the second row and Paul Jordaan making his injury come back from the bench.
The Sharks travel to Johannesburg to take on the table topping Lions on Saturday, KO 19:10 CAT (18:10 GMT)
Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Brynard Stander, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Paul Jordaan, 22 Sbura Sithole.