– Robinson replaces injured Odwa Ndungane on the wing.
– Ryan Kankowski returns to the starting side.
– Springbok Jean Deysel returns to the 22 via the bench.
“Sean Robinson is a youngster in his second year at the Sharks Academy and looks to have all the attributes of being a really good footballer, It’s a great opportunity for him and we’ve placed no pressure on him to have a big game, rather that he goes out and enjoys the experience. We’re hoping he has a good game and that he plays many more games for the Sharks. Losing Jacques Botes with the form that he was in is a big blow for us, but we’re very happy to have Jean Deysel coming back in, He was playing really good rugby before he got injured and his return is a timely boost for us. Against the Stormers you need that physicality and he’ll come off the bench and provide that.” Said Sharks coach John Plumtree.
The Sharks travel to Cape Town to take on the Stormers on Saturday, KO 17:05 CAT (16:05 BST)
Francois Steyn, Sean Robinson, Paul Jordaan, Meyer Bosman, JP Pietersen, Patrick Lambie, Cobus Reinach, Keegan Daniel (captain), Ryan Kankowski, Marcell Coetzee, Franco van der Merwe, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jannie du Plessis, Kyle Cooper, Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements: Craig Burden, Wiehahn Herbst, Anton Bresler, Jean Deysel, Charl McLeod, Riaan Viljoen, Odwa Ndungane.