Returning trio bolster Sharks

The Sharks have welcomed back three experienced players for their Currie Cup match against the Lions in Durban.

Louis Ludik, Charl McLeod and Anton Bresler are all back in the starting XV after taking a break last weekend.

Jacques Botes will wear the No 8 jersey with Tera Mtembu on the bench, while Francois Kleinhans will make his first start for the Sharks at openside flank.

Sharks – 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Jacques Botes, 7 Jean Deysel (c), 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick
Subs: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jandré Marais, 19. Tera Mtembu, 20 Cobus Reinach, 21 Marius Joubert, 22 Gouws Prinsloo