JP Pietersen has been moved to outside centre for the Sharks’ match against the Lions in Johannesburg.
With Paul Jordaan called up to the SA U20 squad, coach John Plumtree has decided to move Pietersen into the midfield and bring wing Odwa Ndungane into the starting side. Other than that, Plumtree has opted to keep Pat Lambie at fullback and Freddie Michalak at flyhalf.
There are no changes to the starting pack although another Baby Boks call-up has resulted in a change on the bench. Jandre Marais comes into the match 22 to replace Pieter-Steph du Toit.
Sharks – 15 Pat Lambie, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Freddie Michalak, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Keegan Daniel (c), 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Wiehahn Herbst, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Ryan Kankowski, 20 Jacques Botes, 21 Marius Joubert, 22 Louis Ludik.