Sharks change four for Bulls XV
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has made four changes to his starting XV that beat the Cheetahs 35-7 last week for their friendly against a Bulls XV on Friday.
Cobus Reinach will start at scrumhalf, while Lubabalo Mtembu comes in for the injured Keegan Daniel.
In the front row, Lourens Adriaanse starts ahead of Coenie Oosthuizen with Franco Marais is at hooker in place of Chiliboy Ralepelle
"This is an important match for us," said Du Preez.
"It's our last opportunity to fine tune our plans before the competition starts. We need to be well structured and accurate with our execution."
Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie (captain), 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Lubabalo Mtembu, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements - from: John-Hubert Meyer, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Coenie Oosthuizen, Wian Vosloo, Jean Droste, Jacques Vermeulen, Jean Deysel, Francois Kleinhans, Rowan Gouws, Benhard Janse van Rensburg, Sibusiso Nkosi, Jeremy Ward, Johan Deysel, Sibusiso Sithole, Clement Poitrenaud.
Date: Friday, February 10
Venue: Northwood Crusaders, Durban North
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Local