The Sharks have made just two changes to the squad that will face the Free State Cheetahs in a do-or-die Currie Cup clash on Saturday.
Garth April will start at full-back for the men from the east coast. As a result, veteran Odwa Ndungane moves from 15 to right wing.
Hooker Kyle Cooper slips out of the match day 23 due to injury and he is replaced by Monde Hadebe on the bench.
The Sharks travel to Bloemfontein with the hope of unseating the Cheetahs from fourth on the Currie Cup table, which will secure them a semi-final berth.
Sharks: 15 Garth April, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Etienne Oosthuizen, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Marco Wentzel (c), 4 David McDuling, 3 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit
Replacements: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Christiaan de Bruin, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Heimar Williams 22 Waylon Murray.
Date: Saturday, October 10
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 16:05 local (14:05 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden, Rico van der Hoven
Television match official: JJ Wagner