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Last updated: 18th April 2013  

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The Sharks will be without the in-form JP Pietersen for Saturday's South African derby with the Southern Kings.

Pietersen has an ankle injury so Odwa Ndungane comes into the side as one of four changes.

Riaan Viljoen comes into the side at full-back with Francois Steyn, while flanker Jean Deysel and prop Wiehahn Herbst bolster the pack.

Jannie du Plessis drops to the bench, while Tera Mtembu and Andries Coetzee also named among the replacements.

The Cheetahs have made just the one change for the trip to Durban.

Head coach Naka Drotske has opted to make a tactical switch up front with prop Coenie Oosthuisen coming into the starting XV for the benched Trevor Nyakane.

Sharks: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Sean Robinson, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Keegan Daniel (capt), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Jannie du Plessis, 18 Anton Bresler, 19 Tera Mtembu, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Francois Steyn, 22 Andries Coetzee.

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johan Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Burton Francis, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Phillip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (capt), 1 Coenie Oosthuisen.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Landman Ligtoring, 19 Frans Viljoen, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Francois Brummer Francois, 22 Ryno Benjamin.

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