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The home team will be brimming with confidence ahead of this encounter as they have won the last six fixtures between these two sides with the Sharks last winning in 2015.
The Lions are at the beginning of a new era, however, as they have lost the services of their coach Johan Ackermann, who left at the end of the 2017 Super campaign, to take over the reins at Premiership side Gloucester.
However, they have retained the services of most of their 2017 squad with experienced players like captain Warren Whiteley, Franco Mostert and South Africa’s Player of the Year, Malcolm Marx expected to the lead the charge up front while seasoned half-back duo Ross Cronje and Elton Jantjies will be the chief playmakers in their backline.
They have lost the services of players like Faf de Klerk, Ruan Ackermann and Akker van der Merwe though, but there is enough depth in their ranks to negate those players’ departures.
Jantjies is set to line up for his 100th Super Rugby appearance. The Lions pivot has scored 67 points in his last six games against the Sharks.
Their opponents, meanwhile, have been boosted by the recruitment of Van der Merwe as well as exciting backline players like Robert du Preez Junior and try-scoring machine Makazole Mapimpi.
Also keep an eye on Philip van der Walt, who made 170 tackles in Super Rugby 2017, more than any other player, missing just six further attempts.
The Sharks will be desperate to end their losing streak against their hosts as they dominated this fixture before the Lions recent winning streak. The Johannesburg-based side picked up just two wins in their 13 prior meetings with the Sharks winning 10 and there was one draw.
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Hacjivah Dayimani, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg
Sharks: 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha (c), 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman
Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 John-Hubert Meyer, 18 Tendai Mtawarira, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Daniel du Preez, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Curwin Bosch, 23 Kobus van Wyk