Sharks change it up for Cheetahs
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks coach Sean Everitt made four changes to his side take on the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein in a Currie Cup Round Five clash on Sunday.
John Hubert-Meyer starts at tighthead prop.
The Sharks also welcome back Ruben van Heerden in the second row.
Amongst the backs, there are also two changes.
At scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse earns his first start for the Sharks, with Jeremy Ward coming in for Marius Louw at centre.
There is a welcome return from injury for Aphelele Fassi, who has been named on the bench.
Khwezi Mona will make his Sharks debut if he comes off the bench.
Sharks: 15 Manie Libbok, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Jeremy Ward, 11 Yaw Penxe, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Aston Fortuin, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 John Hubert-Meyer, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacements: 16 Fezokuhle Mbatha, 17 Khwezi Mona, 18 Michael Kumbirai, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Thembelani Bholi, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Werner Kok, 23 Aphelele Fassi.
Date: Sunday, December 27
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 16.30 (14.30 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Griffin Colby
TMO: Jaco Peyper