Reinforcements for Stormers
Robbie Fleck's side has been struggling with a number of injuries this season, especially in the backline. However, they should be bolstered in that area for their encounter against the Sharks in Durban.
"There are guys back who have never played yet so some of them will play for [Western Province coach] John Dobson in the first National Provincial Challenge game [against Eastern Province], but we got three or more people to choose from, which will be good," said assistant coach Paul Feeney.
"Jean-Luc du Plessis needs a week with John Dobson obviously, but we would like to think that JJ Engelbrecht, Dan Kriel and Duvies [Dewaldt Duvenage] will be back [for the Sharks clash], so it is certainly a good time to welcome back a few people. We have been a bit short on numbers at times.
"Frans [Malherbe] is good to go, so we are certainly in a better spot on that side of things than where we were two weeks ago."
The Stormers have only won three of their eight games so far this season. All those wins have been at Newlands.
They currently sit fourth in the South African conference.