No Sonny Bill against Sharks
Durban - The Chiefs have named their team to play the Sharks in a Super Rugby clash at Kings Park this Saturday (19:10 kick-off).
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has made four changes to the starting XV, with two of those in the front row and the midfield.
Jamie Mackintosh and Siate Tokolahi will start the match in the engine room, after they provided great impact in last weekend’s win over the Stormers at Newlands.
As expected, there is a new midfield combination with Andrew Horrell and Seta Tamanivalu taking over the duties from the injured Tim Nanai-Williams and Sonny Bill Williams.
Williams has been clear from symptoms after his head-knock last weekend, but ran out of time to fulfil the protocol system.
There have been six changes to the reserves. Forwards Rhys Marshall, Ben Tameifuna, Mitchell Graham and Johan Bardoul join back Hosea Gear as new additions to the bench.
15. SP Marais, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. JP Pietersen, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Renaldo Bothma, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Marco Wentzel, 4. Mouritz Botha, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1. Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20. Daniel du Preez, 21. Conrad Hoffmann, 22. Andre Esterhuizen, 23. Waylon Murray
15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Andrew Horrell, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam (captain), 5 Michael Fitzgerald, 4 Matt Symons, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Jamie Mackintosh
Substitutes: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Ben Tameifuna, 18 Mitchell Graham, 19 Michael Allardice, 20 Johan Bardoul, 21 Augustine Pulu, 22 Tom Marshall, 23 Hosea Gear