Esterhuizen back in Sharks' midfield
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sharks team to play the Blues in Auckland in their third tour match of the Super Rugby competition shows just two changes to the starting line-up.
Philip van der Walt, who flew over to replace the injured Wian Vosloo, has come in for the suspended Jacques Vermeulen in the back row
Centre Andre Esterhuizen returns to the midfield after missing last week's match. He replaces Marius Louw, who drops down to the bench.
Tyler Paul replaces Wian Vosloo amongst the replacements is the final change to the matchday 23.
Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Lubabalo Mtembu, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha (captain), 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Tyler Paul, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Jacobus van Wyk.
Date: Saturday, March 31
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 19.35 (08.35 SA time; 06.35 GMT)
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand), Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)