Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White has named an unchanged Sharks Super Rugby team to face the Lions at Durban at Kings Park on Saturday.
White's Sharks had a bye last week after their victory over the Hurricanes but remained on top of the South African Conference.
The Sharks beat the Bulls in their opening round and then named an unchanged team to face the Hurricanes.
White has therefore been able to keep his team unchanged for three matches.
Looking ahead to the match the Sharks Director said that, "The Lions epitomise everything about South African rugby: everyone was talking about how surprised they were about how competitive the Kings were this time last year, and now they're saying it about the Lions. "
"Their competitiveness also shows the depth in South African rugby," said White.
"People thought with all the new guys, the Lions would be no-hopers, but they went and defeated the Stormers by a massive amount of points, and winning a real do-or-die fight against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein which is also quite tough."
"They have certainly showed that they can compete."
15. SP Marais , 14. Odwa Ndungane , 13. Paul Jordaan , 12. Frans Steyn , 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 10. Patrick Lambie , 9. Cobus Reinach , 8. Ryan Kankowski , 7. Willem Alberts , 6. Marcell Coetzee , 5. Pieter-Steph du Toit , 4. Anton Bresler , 3. Jannie du Plessis , 2. Bismarck du Plessis (C) , 1. Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements : 16. Kyle Cooper , 17. Dale Chadwick , 18. Lourens Adriaanse , 19. Stephan Lewies , 20. Jean Deysel , 21. Charl McLeod , 22. Heimar Williams , 23. S'bura Sithole