Beast Mtawarira has been included in the Sharks’ starting line up to face the Blues this Saturday in Auckland.
Mtawarira’s inclusion ahead of Deon Carstens is one of two changes to the Sharks starting XV that beat the Chiefs 22-15 in Hamilton last weekend as the Sharks go in search of their fourth win on the trot.
The other change is at openside flank where Keegan Daniel comes in for the injured Jean Deysel who limped off the field with a knee injury early on against the Chiefs and has been ruled out of the rest of the Sharks’ Australasian tour.
Carstens swaps places with Mtawarira while 24-year-old flanker Skholiwe Ndlovu takes Daniel’s place on the bench.
Sharks – Stefan Terblanche, Odwa Ndungane, Adrian Jacobs, Francois Steyn, JP Pietersen, Ruan Pienaar, Rory Kockett, Ryan Kankowski, Keegan Daniel, Jacques Botes, Johann Muller (C), Steven Sykes, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira.
Subs – John Smit, Deon Carstens, Alistair Hargreaves, Skholiwe Ndlovu, Ross Cronje, Riaan Swanepoel, Luzuko Vulindlu.