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Sharks change 3 for must-win clash with Jaguares

Beast Mtawarira returns in place of Juan Schoeman after having his workload reduced last week, while Kobus van Wyk replaces the injured Sbu Nkosi on the wing.

Beast Mtawarira and Akker van der Merwe of the Sharks. Picture: @TheSharksZA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The Sharks have made three changes to the run on side to face the Jaguares at Kings Park on Saturday in a must-win final pool match to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Beast Mtawarira returns in place of Juan Schoeman after having his workload reduced last week, while Kobus van Wyk replaces the injured Sbu Nkosi on the wing. Daniel du Preez has been cleared to play and takes his place at the eighth man.

Lock Tyler Paul who has come in to replace the injured Stephan Lewies and has taken his opportunities with both hands. The sharks need to beat the Jaguares to stand a chance to qualify for the knockout phase of this year's Super Rugby competition.

Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha (c), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Wian Vosloo, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Makazole Mapimpi.

Kick-off at Kings Park is at 17h15.

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