Am headlines Sharks touring squad
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sharks received a timely boost for their final week of pool games in the United Rugby Championship.
After his two month sojourn in Japan, Lukhanyo Am has rejoined the Sharks for their final match – against Irish side Ulster on Friday – ahead of the quarter-finals.
The Springbok has been playing for Kobe Steelers for the last two months.
He last featured for the Durban outfit on February 26 in a 29-7 victory against Benetton in Treviso.
Currently, in third place on the URC log and leading the South African Shield, the Sharks are only too aware of the importance riding on this match.
They have Ulster themselves, as well as the Stormers and Bulls all hoping the Durban side slip up and use that opportunity to leap-frog them into a better log position.
With Leinster and Munster engaged in a top of the table battle on Saturday, a win for the log leaders and the Sharks could ensure that the Durbanites finish in second place on the log and home ground advantage for the quarter and semi-finals.
Sharks touring squad
Forwards: Retshegofaditswe Nche, Ntuthuko Mchunu, Thomas du Toit (captain), Khutha Mchunu, Lourens Adriaanse, Kerron van Vuuren, Mbongeni Mbonambi, Dan Jooste, Ruben van Heerden, Reniel Hugo, Hyron Andrews, Siyamthanda Kolisi, Jeandre Labuschagne, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Phepsi Buthelezi, Henco Venter.
Backs: Grant Williams, Jaden Hendrikse, Cameron Wright, Curwin Bosch, Boeta Chamberlain, Marius Louw, Lukhanyo Am, Werner Kok, Marnus Potgieter, Makazole Mapimpi, Aphelele Fassi.