The Sharks have named Patrick Lambie at full back Frederic Michalak at flyhalf in the team to face the Stormers in Durban on Saturday.
Lambie was named in the team last weekend but was forced to withdraw and stayed in Durban with flu which also gave him time to get over a knock he took against the Force the previous week.
Sharks coach John Plumtree has also named Willem Alberts to start on the side of the scrum in order to add further muscle against the defensively-oriented Stormers who pride themselves on keeping their try-line safe.
Fred Michalak has retained his place in the flyhalf position after an excellent outing last week which means Lambie will slot in at fullback.
The final change to the starting line-up sees Meyer Bosman drafted in for Tim Whitehead who will be rested this weekend because of a tight groin complaint.
Pieter-Steph du Toit returns to the side in place of Jean Deysel and Louis Ludik is back after missing last week’s game with a severely bruised arm from a knock he took against the Force.
Jacques Botes has been named on the bench and if he comes on he will win his 100th Super Rugby cap for the Sharks.
"Our preparation has been good so far this week and we’re just looking forward to this one on the weekend,” said Plumtree
15. Patrick Lambie , 14. JP Pietersen , 13. Paul Jordaan , 12. Meyer Bosman , 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 10. Frederic Michalak , 9. Charl McLeod , 8. Keegan Daniel (C) , 7. Willem Alberts , 6. Marcell Coetzee , 5. Anton Bresler , 4. Steven Sykes , 3. Jannie du Plessis , 2. Bismarck du Plessis , 1. Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements , 16. Craig Burden , 17. Wiehahn Herbst , 18. Pieter-Steph du Toit , 19. Ryan Kankowski , 20. Jacques Botes , 21. Odwa Ndungane , 22. Louis Ludik.