Currie Cup champions the Sharks have named their team to play the Griquas in their opening Currie Cup match at GWK Park in Kimberley on Saturday.
Sharks coach Brad Macleod-Henderson says that the team is excited about starting their Currie Cup defence.
"We've had a good week's training, there has been great energy, a lot of young guys, everyone looking forward to playing, especially those who haven't played as much rugby as they would have liked this year, so it's a great opportunity and everyone is very excited," said Macleod-Henderson.
"Griquas have probably had a bit more time to prepare than us, but we don't use that as an excuse, we've trained hard this week, put a few things together and the guys are excited about playing, so they're going to go out there and give it their all."
More to follow.
15. SP Marais , 14. Odwa Ndungane , 13. S'bura Sithole , 12. Paul Jordaan , 11. Tonderai Chavhanga , 10. Fred Zeilinga , 9. Cameron Wright , 8. Tera Mtembu (C) , 7. Etienne Oosthuizen , 6. Jacques Botes , 5. Stephan Lewies , 4. Marco Wentzel , 3. Lourens Adriaanse , 2. Kyle Cooper , 1. Thomas du Toit
Replacements : 16. Monde Hadebe , 17. Dale Chadwick , 18. Matt Stevens , 19. JC Astle , 20. Francois Kleinhans , 21. Hanco Venter , 22. Lionel Cronje