Sharks coach Dick Muir has made one change to his team for the must-win Vodacom Super 14 match against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Deon Carstens is replaced by Heinke van der Merwe in the only change from last week, with Carstens moving to the bench.
The Sharks are aiming for their fourth win in-a-row in the competition as they bid to secure the last semi-final berth ahead of the Bulls and Brumbies.
Sharks team: 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Cedric Mkhize, 13 Adrian Jacobs, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Odwa Ndungane, 10 Tony Brown, 9 Ruan Pienaar; 8 AJ Venter, 7 Jacques Botes, 6 Warren Britz, 5 Johann Muller, 4 Johan Ackermann, 3 Brendon Botha, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 Heinke van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Deon Carstens, 18 Albert van den Berg, 19 Keegan Daniel, 20 Scott Mathie, 21 Bradley Barritt, 22 Brent Russell.