DURBAN – The Sharks have a new flyhalf in Henry “Boeta” Chamberlain, who makes his senior debut for the Sharks in their Currie Cup match against the Lions at Ellis Park on Sunday afternoon.
Instead of going for the more experienced Rhyno Smith, who replaced regular, and vital, Curwin Bosch when he went off with a lower back sprain against the Cheetahs, coach Sean Everitt has opted for the youngster he coached in the all-conquering Sharks Under-19 side last year.
In the only other change to the starting XV, John-Hubert Meyer starts at tighthead prop for Springbok Coenie Oosthuizen, who has a ligament injury to his left knee.
Junior Springbok Dylan Richardson has been named on the bench as a hooker replacement and could make his first Currie Cup appearance.
Utility back Leolin Zas is also on the bench as Marius Louw picked up a knee injury last week.