• Sharks call up Giant

    Philip van der Walt has been ruled out of the Sharks' tour to France and replaced by Lubabalo Mtyanda.

    The 26-year-old Van der Walt will miss the trip due to concussion, with Mtyanda, who represented the Sharks in last year's Super Rugby tournament, called up.

    The Sharks will play two pre-season friendlies against Toulon (5 February) and Toulouse (12 February). Neither will be televised by SuperSport.

    Sharks touring squad:

    Forwards: Coenie Oosthuizen, Gerhard Engelbrecht, Juan Schoeman, Lourens Adriaanse, Tendai Mtawarira, Franco Marais, Kyle Cooper, Dave McDuling, Etienne Oosthuizen, Hyron Andrews, Ruan Botha, Christiaan de Bruin, Daniel du Preez, Francois Kleinhans, Jean-Luc du Preez, Marcell Coetzee, Lubabalo Mtyanda.
    Backs: Cobus Reinach, Michael Claassens, Stefan Ungerer, Pat Lambie (c), Garth April, André Esterhuizen, Heimar Williams, Johan Deysel, Paul Jordaan, Joe Pietersen, Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndungane, S’bura Sithole, Wandile Mjekevu, Willie le Roux.

    Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images

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    Mariette Adams