Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has made three personnel changes and one positional switch to his team facing the Stormers in Durban on Saturday.
JJ van der Mescht has earned a start at lock, replacing the hard-working Ruben van Heerden, who will be playing off the bench.
After rupturing a patella tendon against the Bulls, Sikhumbuzo Notshe has unfortunately been ruled out of action for a few months, which has necessitated a rejig of the loose-forward trio. Henco Venter moves to eighthman with Thembelani Bholi taking his place on the side of the scrum.
In the final change, Marius Louw returns to the side and takes over from Jeremy Ward at centre.
Sbu Nkosi has recovered from the shoulder injury that forced him to withdraw from this past Saturday’s match and keeps his place in the starting lineup.
While Makazole Mapimpi has returned from Japan and been training with the Sharks this week, there is no place for him in the match-day 23.
Both the Cell C Sharks and the DHL Stormers will run out onto Jonsson Kings Park looking for a big performance in this Saturday’s Rainbow Cup SA match when the two teams meet in the fourth round of the competition.
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