Sharks bring back international contingent

The Sharks have made six changes to their starting line-up that scraped past the Kings last week to play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

French legend Clement Poitrenaud comes back into the starting line-up at full-back with Curwin Bosch taking on the ten role, with Benhard Janse van Rensburg falling out of the squad completely.

The other change in the backline sees Lwazi Mvovo coming back into the side in place of Odwa Ndungane, with the Springbok taking over the vice captaincy role.

In the forward pack, Etienne Oosthuizen comes back into the second-row pairing with Ruan Botha.

While in the front-row the Sharks will have the Springbok trio of props Coenie Oosthuizen and Tendai Mtawarira and Chiliboy Ralepelle at hooker.

Sharks: 15 Clement Poitrenaud, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Tera Mtembu (c), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 Daniel du Preez, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Garth April

Date: Saturday, March 25
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 17:15 local (15:15 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Jaco van Heerden (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

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