Christchurch - Willem Alberts will start his first Super 14 game for the Sharks when they tackle the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday.
Kick-off is at 08:35 SA time.
Alberts, who was at the centre of a pre-season legal tug-of-war between the Sharks and Lions, played off the bench in the Sharks' defeats to the Chiefs (19-18) and Cheetahs (25-20).
With Alberts starting on the blindside flank, Jean Deysel drops down to the substitute's bench.
Other changes see lock Johann Muller return to the second row after missing last week's loss to the Cheetahs with a knock he took in the opening game against the Chiefs.
Captain John Smit returns to the tighthead prop position, with Bismarck du Plessis coming in at hooker.
England flyhalf Andy Goode will get his first taste of Super Rugby off the bench.
15. Stefan Terblanche, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Waylon Murray, 12. Adrian Jacobs, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Ruan Pienaar, 9. Rory Kockott, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Jacques Botes, 5. Johann Muller, 4. Steven Sykes, 3. John Smit (captain), 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes: 16. Deon Carstens, 17. Jannie du Plessis, 18. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19. Jean Deysel, 20. Keegan Daniel, 21. Andrew Goode, 22. Riaan Swanepoel