Tendai Mtawarira is set to become the most capped Super Rugby player of all time for the Sharks. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

DURBAN – The Sharks have made six changes to the starting line up to face the Sunwolves in Durban on Saturday, at 3.05pm. There are also two Super Rugby debuts with Wian Vosloo starting in the no 6 jersey and lock Gideon Koegelenberg coming off the bench.

Additionally, Beast Mtawarira becomes the most capped Super Rugby player of all time for the Sharks as he lines up for his 139th appearance in black and white. Mtawarira takes the record off former wing, JP Pietersen.

In the changes, Curwin Bosch starts at fullback in the place of Lwazi Mvovo who moves to the bench with Makazole Mapimpi returning after being rested last week. 

In the forwards, Tera Mtembu joins debutant Vosloo in the loosies with Jacques Vermeulen the only survivor there from the Waratahs match. Tyler Paul is not considered as he, and Thomas du Toit, are suffering slight niggles. 

John-Hubert Meyer starts in the palace of Du Toit with Akker van der Merwe also earning a start. 

The Sharks team to play the Sunwolves:

15. Curwin Bosch
14. Sbu Nkosi
13. Lukhanyo Am
12. Andre Esterhuizen
11. Makazole Mapimpi
10. Robert du Preez
9. Louis Schreuder
8. Tera Mtembu
7. Jacques Vermeulen
6. Wian Vosloo*
5. Stephan Lewies
4. Ruan Botha (c)
3. John-Hubert Meyer
2. Akker van der Merwe
1. Tendai Mtawarira

16. Chiliboy Ralepelle
17. Juan Schoeman
18. Ross Geldenhuys
19. Gideon Koegelenberg*
20. Keegan Daniel
21. Cameron Wright
22. Marius Louw
23. Lwazi Mvovo

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