There has been very little disruption to the Sharks team all season from injuries and the like, and this trend continues as they prepare to take on the Chiefs at Kings Park on Saturday, 3pm.
Coach Robert du Preez has decided to rotate two backline players as Louis Schreuder comes in for Cameron Wright, and then out on the wing, experienced flyer Lwazi Mvovo takes over from Makazole Mapimpi.
There is also a return for the industrious Philip van der Walt who took a knock to the face and missed out the last encounter against the Bulls.
Of the clash against a Chiefs side that will be without their stars, Du Preez says: “We aren’t in the situation where we have to depend on other teams winning or losing, we just need to win all our games, then we’ll be home and dry. We’re positive.
“We know we messed up against the Bulls, but this weekend is another chance to fix our mistakes and we’re looking forward to the game.”
Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha (captain), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Makazole Mapimpi.