Sharks change one for Kings

Date published: August 27 2015

Sharks head coach Gary Gold has made just one change to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Eastern Province Kings in Port Elizabeth.

The backline that did duty against the Golden Lions last week has remained intact following no injury concerns while amongst the forwards, Gerhard Engelbrecht trades places with Thomas du Toit at tighthead prop and will gain his first start of the campaign after two games played off the bench.

On the bench, prop JC Astle returns from injury while exciting young backline prospect Garth April is handed his first senior chance in the Sharks colours.

Sharks: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Daniel du Preez, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Marco Wentzel (c), 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2 Monde Hadebe, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 JC Astle, 19 Jean-Luc du Preez, 20 Stefan Ungerer, 21 Wandile Mjekevu, 22 Garth April.

Date: Saturday, August 29
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 17.05 (15.05 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Jaco Pretorius, Jacques Nieuwenhuis
Television match official: Christie du Preez