Pat Lambie will start at flyhalf for the Sharks in their Currie Cup clash against Griquas in Durban this weekend.
Lambie featured among the reserves throughout the Springboks’ Rugby Championship campaign, and has only played fullback when used off the wood by Heyneke Meyer.
Sharks head coach John Plumtree has decided to pick the 21-year-old at flyhalf for the game at Kings Park.
There’s only one other change to the starting line-up as Kyle Cooper replaces the injured Pieter Dixon.
Plumtree has also named four of his other returning Springboks (hooker Craig Burden, prop Jannie du Plessis, flank Marcell Coetzee and wing Lwazi Mvovo) on the bench.
Sharks – 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Keegan Daniel (c), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Jandre Marais, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Subs: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Jannie du Plessis, 18 Peet Marais, 19 Marcell Coetzee, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Meyer Bosman, 22 Lwazi Mvovo.