Struggling Sharks reveal squad for Australasian tour
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sharks have named a 27-man squad that will depart on a three-week Australasian tour on Monday.
Head coach Robert du Preez has opted to take 16 forwards and 11 backs on tour.
Their tour opener will be in Parramatta against the Waratahs before the team heads over to New Zealand to take on the Crusaders and finally the Chiefs before returning home.
The Sharks will look to refocus and get their campaign back on track after a disappointing stretch of results at home.
Prop Juan Schoeman was not considered for the tour due to picking up an MCL injury in the match against the Reds.
The Sharks team to play the Waratahs will be announced on Thursday.
Forwards: Akker van der Merwe, Coenie Oosthuizen, Daniel du Preez, Hyron Andrews, Jacques Vermeulen, Jean-Luc du Preez, John-Hubert Meyer, Kerron van Vuuren, Luke Stringer, Mzamo Majola, Philip van der Walt, Ruan Botha, Ruben van Heerden, Tendai Mtawarira, Thomas du Toit, Tyler Paul.
Backs: Andre Esterhuizen, Aphelele Fassi, Cameron Wright, Curwin Bosch, Kobus van Wyk Louis Schreuder (captain), Lukhanyo Am, Makazole Mapimpi, Marius Louw, Robert du Preez, Sibusiso Nkosi.