Sharks make one change for Lions

Date published: April 7 2016

Shark director of rugby Gary Gold has made only one change to his starting line-up for Saturday's Super Rugby clash with the Lions in Durban.

Philip van der Walt, who suffered a neck injury in the 19-14 defeat to the Crusaders two weeks ago, is not yet ready to resume playing and in his place comes Daniel du Preez at number eight. 

Keegan Daniel takes du Preez’s place on the bench in the final change to the matchday 23.

Sharks: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Tendai Mtawarira (c) 
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Keegan Daniel, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Garth April, 23 Odwa Ndungane

Date: Saturday, April 9
Venue: Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Kick-off: 17:05 local (15:05 GMT)
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant Referees: Nic Berry (Australia), Rodney Bonaparte (South Africa)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)