Bakkies Botha back from injury

Bakkies Botha returns from injury to play in his 100th Super Rugby match against the Sharks on Saturday,...

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Bakkies Botha returns from injury to play in his 100th Super Rugby match against the Sharks on Saturday, moving Danie Rossouw to the bench.

Fourie Du Preez is fit but starts on the bench alongside Akona Ndungane.

Peter Grant returns to the Stormers starting line-up in one of six changes ahead of their match against the Cheetahs.

Dewaldt Duvenage and Gio Aplon are in for Ricky Januarie and Conrad Jantjes. Jean De Villiers takes Aplon's place on the win, with Juan de Jongh at inside centre.

There is just one change up-front, Tiaan Liebenberg replaces Deon Fourie at hooker.

Meanwhile, Butch James will know his fate on Thursday. The Lions flyhalf faced a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday for his high tackle on Keegan Daniel.