Frans Steyn will start at outside centre against the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Steyn displaces Waylon Murray to form a new midfield partnership with Brad Barrit. Frederic Michalak, who had a big impact in last week’s fixture, starts at flyhalf.
Ryan Kankowski has passed a fitness test and will resume his role at No 8. Other changes see BJ Botha in for Jannie du Plessis at tighthead and lock Steven Sykes starting ahead of AJ Venter.
Sharks – Stefan Terblanche; Odwa Ndungane, Frans Steyn, Bradley Barritt, JP Pietersen; Fred Michalak, Ruan Pienaar; Ryan Kankowski, Jacques Botes, Keegan Daniel; Johann Muller (c), Steven Sykes, BJ Botha, Bismarck du Plessis, Beast Mtawarira.
Subs: Craig Burden, Jannie du Plessis, Albert van den Berg, Epi Taione, AJ Venter/Waylon Murray, Rory Kockott, Adrian Jacobs