The Sharks have named their team to face the Waratahs in what will be their final home game of the Super Rugby pool stages with John Smit as captain.
The Sharks have brought back John Smit and Keegan Daniel for this week’s match and Smit packs down at loosehead prop alongside Bismarck du Plessis and Eugene van Staden who comes in for Jannie du Plessis.
Smit will provide cover at prop and hooker and Wiehahn Herbst is named on the bench as further front row cover.
The second row of Alistair Hargreaves and Steven Sykes remains intact with Sykes playing in his 50th Super Rugby game for The Sharks.
Keegan Daniel will start at eighth man, giving Willem Alberts a break, the big loose-forward having started all 12 games to date.
In other changes, scrumhalf Conrad Hoffmann will also allow another player with a heavy workload, Charl McLeod, to get a break, having been named to start his first game.
The loss of Ndungane means Lwazi Mvovo will wear the number 11 jersey and Riaan Swanepoel and Jacques-Louis Potgieter add depth to the backline off the bench.
The Sharks play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein next week. They have a match against the Lions in Johannesburg in Round 17 and then their final match in the regular season is against the Bulls in Pretoria.
1. John Smit (Captain) , 2. Bismarck du Plessis , 3. Eugene van Staden , 4. Steven Sykes , 5. Alistair Hargreaves , 6. Jacques Botes , 7. Jean Deysel , 8. Keegan Daniel , 9. Conrad Hoffmann , 10. Patrick Lambie , 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 12. Meyer Bosman , 13. Stefan Terblanche , 14. JP Pietersen , 15. Louis Ludik
Replacements: 16. Tendai Mtawarira , 17. Wiehahn Herbst , 18. Gerhard Mostert , 19. Willem Alberts , 20. Charl McLeod , 21. Jacques-Louis Potgieter , 22. Riaan Swanepoel.