The Sharks are rushing their returning Springboks back into action against Ospreys on Friday in an effort to rescue their season.
According to a report by Independent Online, Neil Powell, who replaced Sean Everitt as head coach in the wake of the heavy loss to Cardiff, has sent an SOS to several returning Springboks this week.
Though Siya Kolisi, Eben Etzebeth and Bongi Mbonambi are expected to be rested after a gruelling tour of Europe, the contingent of returning Boks set to start includes Jaden Hendrikse, Makazole Mapimpi and Ox Nche.
Meanwhile, fit-again flyhalf Curwin Bosch is set for a sudden recall to partner Hendrikse. The 25-year-old has not played since last season’s Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarter-final against the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versfeld and only recently recovered from a fractured arm.
However, the mixed performances in the No 10 jersey of Boeta Chamberlain and Lionel Cronje – who played his first game of the season after also recovering from an arm injury – against Cardiff have convinced Powell to give Bosch a run.
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