Schreuder returns for WP
Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has made just one change to his starting XV for Saturday's top-of-the-table clash with the Sharks at Newlands in Cape Town.
Regular vice-captain Louis Schreuder replaces Nic Groom at scrum-half, with the latter dropping to the bench after last weekend's thrilling 31-31 draw against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg.
Schreuder will partner Kurt Coleman at halfback, with fit-again flyhalf Gary van Aswegen replacing WP U21 stalwart Tim Swiel on the bench in the only other change to the matchday squad.
Whilst Province are the only unbeaten team in this year's competition, the Sharks currently top the log with 14 points from four matches, followed by the Free State Cheetahs and WP on 12 points apiece.
"It's going to be another tough game (for us)," Coetzee said.
"Although it's a home game for us the Sharks will play with a lot of confidence. We certainly have our work cut out for us (this weekend)."
Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Deon Fourie (c), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Gerbrandt Grobler, 19 Rohan Kitshoff, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Gary van Aswegen, 22 Michael van der Spuy.
Date: September 7
Venue: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off: 19:10 (17:10 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Marc van Zyl
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein