Durban - The Sharks have announced an unchanged starting line-up for their Super Rugby clash against the Bulls on Saturday.
The Durbanites have turned a corner somewhat this season with a win over the Blues and a one-point loss to the Hurricanes bringing the curtain down on their Australasian tour.
Saturday's clash against the Bulls is massive in terms of the South African playoff race, with the Sharks in second just four points ahead of the Bulls in fourth.
While there is no movement in the starting line-up, the Sharks are boosted by the return of loose forward Dan du Preez, who has recoevered from a long injury lay-off to take his place on the bench.
"Over the past two weeks, we really started to click as unit on-field and we want to carry that momentum going into our next two matches, before the break," head coach Robert du Preez said.
"This is going to be a typical local derby match and it’s important that we stick we to our plans and execute them accurately on the day.
"It’s always a special feeling to play in front of our home fans and we are happy to be back home."