Lambie returns for Sharks

Pat Lambie will play off the bench, with Garth April starting at flyhalf, when the Sharks take on the Hurricanes this Saturday.

Lambie has yet to play a game this season due to a shoulder injury sustained in a warm-up match in France, but he has now recovered sufficiently to earn inclusion in the Sharks' match 23. He takes the place of Joe Pietersen on the bench, with April retaining the No 10 jersey.

In changes to the starting lineup from last weekend, Beast Mtawarira returns from a rest to take over from Dale Chadwick at loosehead prop, while Franco Marais comes in for Kyle Cooper at hooker.

Sharks – 15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Garth April, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Beast Mtawarira (c).
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jean Deysel, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Patrick Lambie, 23 Odwa Ndungane.

Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images

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