The Sharks have called up Lions prop JC Janse van Rensburg for their tour of Australia and New Zealand after they lost Beast Mtawarira to injury.
Van Rensburg has been linked to a move to Bayonne in France but is still available to play in the Super Rugby competition and an agreement to that effect has been made with The Sharks.
He will fly out to meet up with the team during the course of the week. Although the big prop has no Tests to his name, he was rewarded for his good form in 2012 with a call-up to the Springbok end of year tour last year.
The Sharks also lost Andries Coetzee to injury in their match against the Cheetahs on Saturday evening and Danie Mienie (loosehead prop) and S’bura Sithole (wing) will fly out today to join up with the team.