Sharks make one change

Date published: September 17 2015

Sharks head coach Gary Gold has made just one change to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Golden Lions in Johannesburg.

Amongst the forwards, Franco Marais comes in to the run-on side at hooker at the expense of Monde Hadebe, who drops down to the replacements bench.

Gold has also made one change to his bench with Daniel du Preez, who plays at lock or on the flank, taking over from Christiaan de Bruin.

The Sharks are currently in fourth place on the table with 13 points from six matches. They suffered a 37-27 defeat to Western Province in their previous match, in Durban last weekend.

Sharks: 15 Odwa Ndungane, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 S'bura Sithole, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Marco Wentzel (c), 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit. 
Replacements: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Dave McDuling, 19 Daniel du Preez, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Heimar Williams, 22 Garth April.

Date: Saturday, September 19
Kick-off: 14:30 local (12:10 GMT)
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Francois Pretorius, Jaco Kotze
Television match official: Willie Vos