Sharks name squad for France tour

Gary Gold (Gallo Images)
Gary Gold (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold has named a 32-man squad who will depart for France on Monday, February 1 for a two match pre-season tour.

The first match on tour will be against Toulon on Friday, February 5 followed by a match on Thursday, February 11 against Toulouse.  

Gold said: “We looking forward to this tour. We’ve had a good pre-season and we eager to test combinations and get some game time under our belt. The quality of opposition we will be facing will ensure that we get the necessary preparation we require ahead of the start of our Super Rugby campaign.

”There are certain players who form part of our provisional Super Rugby squad that have not been considered for selection, due to injury/rehab."

Touring squad:

Forwards

Christiaan de Bruin, Coenie Oosthuizen, Daniel du Preez, Dave McDuling, Etienne Oosthuizen, Franco Marais, Francois Kleinhans, Gerhard Engelbrecht, Hyron Andrews, Jean-Luc du Preez, Juan Schoeman, Kyle Cooper, Lourens Adriaanse, Marcell Coetzee, Philip van der Walt, Ruan Botha, Tendai Mtawarira

Backs

Andre Esterhuizen, Cobus Reinach, Garth April, Heimar Williams, Joe Pietersen, Johan Deysel, Lwazi Mvovo, Michael Claassens, Odwa Ndungane, Patrick Lambie, Paul Jordaan, S’bura Sithole, Stefan Ungerer, Wandile Mjekevu, Willie le Roux
   
  

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