Sharks scrumhalf Cobus Reinach will return to South Africa after breaking his hand against the Highlanders.
Reinach left the field at half-time during the 48-15 loss in Dunedin last Friday.
The Sharks already have another two scrumhalves in their touring party, Conrad Hoffmann and Stefan Ungerer, so hooker Kyle Cooper will replace Reinach.
In some good news for the Sharks, Frans Steyn is back from his five-week suspension and available for selection.
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