Following on from last week’s draw against the same opponents at Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has not tinkered too much with the team for the return leg.

The forward pack that dominated the DHL Stormers at scrum time has been given an overwhelming thumbs up, while Everitt has swapped his halfbacks' jerseys, with Jaden Hendrikse starting at scrumhalf and Argentine international Joaquín Díaz Bonilla at flyhalf, with last week’s incumbents, Grant Williams and Boeta Chamberlain, playing off the bench.

With the injury to Tapuai, captain Lukhanyo Am has shifted into his place with Jeremy Ward coming off the bench and into the starting line-up at outside centre. This opens the door for Werner Kok to wear the number 23 jersey, with the final change seeing Reniel Hugo making way for Gerbrandt Grobler.

While there was a lot to enthuse about in the first leg clash with the DHL Stormers last week, one concern was not closing out the victory when the Cell C Sharks held a decent lead.

This is not a structural issue but more about composure and bringing an element of ruthlessness to their game that Everitt will have outlined in the preparations to this match and exhorted his players to adopt this week.

With just two points separating the Cell C Sharks and Stormers on the Vodacom URC table, every log point counts and this match presents the opportunity to put some daylight between them and the chasing South African sides.

Saturday’s match kicks off at 17h05.

Cell C Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Jeandre Labuschagne, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nché. Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Gerbrandt Grobler, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Boeta Chamberlain, 23 Werner Kok.