Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White has made one change to the team that beat the Blues for this week's Super Rugby match in Durban against the Stormers.
White has retained his winning combinations where possible and the return of Marcell Coetzee who has recovered from injury is the only change to the match 23 from last week.
"If you had asked at the start of the season which teams were going to be dangerous, everyone would have backed the Stormers,” said White .
"They were good last year, they got to the Currie Cup final, they are one team hard to break down, and that is a common thread that remains in their game.
"They didn't have a good run early on but they are definitely improving, they're playing better rugby now and their confidence will be much higher now that it was three or four weeks ago. "
"I'm sure it will be another big derby game where we are going to have to play well".
15. SP Marais , 14. JP Pietersen , 13. S'bura Sithole , 12. Paul Jordaan , 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 10. Francois Steyn , 9. Cobus Reinach , 8. Willem Alberts , 7. Tera Mtembu , 6. Marcell Coetzee , 5. Stephan Lewies , 4. Etienne Oosthuizen , 3. Jannie du Plessis , 2. Bismarck du Plessis (C) , 1. Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements: 16. Kyle Cooper , 17. Dale Chadwick , 18. Lourens Adriaanse , 19. Ryan Kankowski , 20. Keegan Daniel , 21. Charl McLeod , 22. Tim Swiel , 23. Heimar Williams