The Cell C Sharks team to take on the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in New Zealand’s southernmost Vodacom Super Rugby city on Friday morning only show one change to the team that beat the Vodacom Bulls last weekend in Durban with 23-15.
Injured winger Sbu Nkosi is replaced by Madosh Tambwe in a debut start for the Cell C Sharks.
Two players are also set to achieve personal milestones in this game in captain Lukhanyo Am, who is set to play his 50th Vodacom Super Rugby game for the Cell C Sharks (he already has 10 other Super Rugby caps for the Kings) and Craig Burden who will earn his 50th Vodacom Super Rugby cap, if he comes off the bench.
Cell C Sharks: 1. Ox Nche, 2. Kerron van Vuuren, 3. Thomas du Toit, 4. Ruben van Heerden, 5. Hyron Andrews, 6. James Venter, 7. Tyler Paul, 8. Sikumbuzo Notshe, 9. Louis Schreuder, 10. Curwin Bosch, 11. Makazole Mapimpi, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 13. Lukhanyo Am (c), 14. Madosh Tambwe, 15. Aphelele Fassi. Replacements: 16. Craig Burden, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. John-Hubert Meyer, 19. Le Roux Roets, 20. Henco Venter, 21. Sanele Nohamba, 22. Boeta Chamberlain, 23. Jeremy Ward.