Springbok enforcer Eben Etzebeth marked his return for the Sharks with a barnstorming try at Kings Park, before signing balls and posing for photos post-match.
Two Springbok-powered packs will collide when the Bulls host the Sharks on Saturday, but Ox Nche is up for the battle with Wilco Louw.
John Plumtree says Aphelele Fassi is showing signs of ridding himself of his inconsistencies after the Sharks fullback’s sensational start to the season. @Vodacom #URC
Sharks boss John Plumtree has welcomed the boost from the returning Springboks for the team ahead of another tough assignment this weekend against the Vodacom Bulls.
John Plumtree says there will be a “bedding-in” period for the returning Springboks, but hopes they can add a touch of ruthlessness to the winless Sharks.
Eben Etzebeth is among the five Springboks who will return to action for the struggling Sharks in their Vodacom URC clash with Dragons on Saturday.
Follow the live action as the winless Sharks face the Dragons in Durban. @Vodacom #URC #SHAvDRA
Lukhanyo Am said the embattled Sharks are feeding off the energy of their World Cup-winning Springboks, despite news that Bongi Mbonambi has undergone surgery.
A “hurting” John Plumtree reiterated that the Sharks were still not clinical enough on Saturday when Connacht handed his team a fifth successive defeat of the season.
The embattled Sharks suffered a fifth successive defeat of the Vodacom URC season on Saturday evening after going down to Connacht in Durban.