Habana at centre for Toulon

Bryan Habana is one of three South Africans in the Toulon team to play against the Sharks at the Stade Mayol on Thursday.

The Bok wing will be joined by scrumhalf Michael Claassens and flank Gerhard Vosloo in the starting lineup, while Los Pumas trio Juan Martín Hernández, Nicolás Sanchez and Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe all make the run-on side.

Toulon have rested a number of first-choice players, but the match-day squad is still a balanced blend of regular and fringe players. 

Toulon – 15 Juan Martín Hernández, 14 Joshua Tuisova, 13 Bryan Habana, 12 Jimmy Yoboo, 11 David Smith, 10 Nicolás Sanchez, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Chris Masoe, 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, 6 Gerhard Vosloo, 5 Jocelino Suta, 4 Ali Williams, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Jean-Charles Orioli, 1 Xavier Chiocci.
Subs: 16 Matias Cortese, 17 Florian Fresia, 18 Corentin Braendlin, 19 Steffon Armitage, 20 Virgile Bruni, 21 Ulupano Seuteni, 22 Eric Escande, 23 Karim Bougherara, 24 Andy Cramond, 25 Stephane Munoz.

Sharks team

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Mariette Adams