Joubert starts for Sharks

Marius Joubert gets a rare start for the Sharks in their Currie Cup match against the Bulls at Loftus.

Meyer Bosman has failed to recover from injury, which hands the former Springbok midfielder his chance. In other changes hooker young Monde Hadebe runs on in the absence of Craig Burden, with U21 player Franco Marais covering on the bench.

Brynard Stander will earn his first cap for The Sharks should he play off the bench.

Sharks - 15. Louis Ludik, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Marius Joubert, 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. Monde Hadebe, 1. Dale Chadwick
Subs: 16. Franco Marais, 17. Julian Redelinghuys, 18. Jandre Marais, 19. Lubabalo Mtembu, 20. Brynard Stander, 21. Cobus Reinach, 22. Gouws Prinsloo