Sharks suffer Du Toit blow
Pieter-Steph du Toit (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Sharks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has been ruled out of their clash against the Reds due to a knee injury.
The 21-year-old Springbok was initially named in the Sharks starting team but was injured in training on Thursday.
The Sharks are still waiting on scan results to determine the severity of the injury.
Stephan Lewies will replace Du Toit in the starting team, while director of rugby Jake White is yet to name a new player to take Lewies's spot on the bench.
Kick-off at Kings Park is at 17:05 on Saturday.
15 SP Marais, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 S’bura Sithole, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Anton Bresler, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Substitutes: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 TBA, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Charl McLeod, 22 Heimar Williams, 23 Jaco van Tonder
15. Aidan Toua, 14. Rod Davies, 13. Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12. Mike Harris, 11. Lachlan Turner, 10. Quade Cooper, 9. Will Genia, 8. Jake Schatz, 7. Liam Gill, 6. Ed Quirk, 5. James Horwill (captain), 4. Rob Simmons, 3. Greg Holmes, 2. Saia Faingaa, 1. James Slipper
Substitutes: 16. James Hanson, 17. Ben Daley, 18. Jono Owen, 19. Ed O`Donoghue, 20. Beau Robinson, 21. Nicholas Frisby, 22. Ben Tapuai, 23. Dom Shipperley