Former Bok winger Dean Hall could return to the Sharks starting XV for Saturday’s Vodacom Super 14 match against the Cheetahs.
Henno Mentz has been ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring-related injury and will be replaced by Hall or Odwa Ndungane, while 19-year-old centre Waylon Murray may be given the No 13 jersey ahead of Gcobani Bobo.
Former Bok lock Johan Ackermann, who had a blinder against the Chiefs, is in doubt ahead of the game with a groin problem and will be replaced by Albert van den Berg.
Flank Warren Britz, fullback JP Pietersen (both hamstrings) and prop Heinke van der Merwe (knee) have all been ruled out of the Cheetahs game.
Possible Sharks side to play Cheetahs:
15 Brent Russell, 14 Dusty Noble, 13 Gcobani Bobo/Waylon Murray, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Odwa Ndungane/Dean Hall, 10 Percy Montgomery, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Jaques Botes, 7 AJ Venter, 6 Solly Tyibilika, 5 Johan Ackermann/Albert van den Berg, 4 Johann Muller, 3 Brendon Botha, 2 Skipper Badenhorst, 1 Deon Carstens.