Cape Town - Giant Mtyanda has been added to the Sharks’ touring squad to France after loose forward Philip van der Walt was ruled out with concussion.
Mtyanda also represented the Sharks during last year’s Super Rugby competition.
The Sharks will play two pre-season friendlies against Toulon (February 5) and Toulouse ( February 12).
They open heir Super Rugby campaign away to the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, February 27.
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 (capptain), Garth April, Andre Esterhuizen, Heimar Williams, Johan Deysel, Paul Jordaan, Joe Pietersen, Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndungane, S’bura Sithole, Wandile Mjekevu, Willie le Roux