Minnie will be out of action for about six weeks with a knee injury
The defending champions, the Golden Lions, have been forced into making a change to their victorious team for the second round of the Currie Cup.
The Lions, who defeated the Free State Cheetahs 43-20 in their campaign opener last week, face Super Rugby finalists the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Warren Whiteley replaces injured No.8 Derick Minnie, with Jaco Kriel starting off the bench in place of Whiteley.
Minnie, who was sidelined during the victory over the Cheetahs, will be out of action for about six weeks with a knee injury.
Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 JR Esterhuizen, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain).
Replacements: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Guy Cronje, 22 Ruan Combrinck.
Date: Saturday, August 18
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 19.15 (17.15 GMT)
Referee: Mark Lawrence
Assistant referees: Christie du Preez, Blake Beattie
TMO: Deon van Blommestein