Tony Brown will wear the Sharks No 10 jersey for their Vodacom Super 14 match against the Brumbies on Saturday, with Bok captain John Smit on the bench.
Brad Barritt, who played flyhalf against the ‘Tahs, picked up an injury in training on Thursday morning and if he’s unfit to play his place will be taken by Andries Strauss at inside centre.
Adrian Jacobs, who starred for the Wildebeest in their thrashing of WP last weekend, starts at outside centre, while Craig Davidson is on the bench.
Earlier this week, Sharks coach Dick Muir said his side would beat the Brumbies, thanks to the arrival of several experienced players.
Sharks team to play Brumbies:
15. Percy Montgomery, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Adrian Jacobs, 12. Brad Barritt/Andries Strauss, 11. Henno Mentz, 10. Tony Brown, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Jacques Botes, 7. AJ Venter (c), 6. Warren Britz, 5. Johann Muller, 4. Johan Ackermann, 3. Brendon Botha, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Deon Cartsens
Subs: 16. John Smit, 17. Danie Saayman, 18. Albert van den Berg, 19. Braam Immelman, 20. Daniel Farani, 21. Craig Davidson, 22. Waylon Murray