Super Rugby

Sharks name squad for Australasian tour

Cape Town - Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has named a 27-man squad that will depart for Australasia on their four-match Super Rugby tour.

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The Sharks will take on the Highlanders (Friday, February 7 at 08:05 SA time) and Hurricanes (Saturday, February 15 at 08:05 SA time) on their New Zealand leg, followed by matches in Australia against the Rebels (Saturday, February 22 at 05:45 SA time) and the Reds (Saturday, February 29 at 10:15).

Everitt has named 11 backs and 16 forwards in the touring squad and will take the same 23-man matchday squad that beat the Bulls 23-15 in their tournament opener, along with four more players - three forwards and one back.

Those extra players are new wing recruit from the Lions, Madosh Tambwe, along with former Under-19 and junior Springbok captain, loose forward Phepsi Buthelezi, together with front rowers Majola Mzamo and Dylan Richardson.

Sharks touring squad:

Aphelele Fassi, Sbu Nkosi, Lukhanyo Am (captain), Andre Esterhuizen, Makazole Mapimpi, Curwin Bosch, Louis Schreuder, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Tyler Paul, James Venter, Hyron Andrews, Ruben van Heerden, Thomas du Toit, Kerron van Vuuren, Ox Nche, Craig Burden, Juan Schoeman, John-Hubert Meyer, Le Roux Roets, Henco Venter, Sanele Nohamba, Boeta Chamberlain, Jeremy Ward, Madosh Tambwe, Phepsi Buthelezi, Majola Mzamo, Dylan Richardson

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