Frederic Michalak (Gallo Images)
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Durban - Sharks coach John Plumtree has made a couple of late changes to the side to play the Southern Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday evening.
According to Sharks website editor Michael Marnewick, Charl McLeod replaces Frederic Michalak at scrumhalf which means that Cobus Reinach is elevated into the match 24 where he will play off the bench.
Michalak has been found guilty for a late and dangerous tackle on Elton Jantjies in the Currie Cup final last year.
Due to the fact that Michalak left for France immediately after the final, his hearing was delayed until the start of this season. The Judicial Officer was Dekker Govender and the Citing Commissioner Freek Burger.
The hearing took place on Tuesday evening with the suspension valid for one week which makes him available to play as of 22 February.