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Durban based Super Rugby franchise the Sharks have called Jean Deysel for their tour of New Zealand as replacement for Marcell Coetzee.

Coetzee was forced to leave the field on a stretcher in the Sharks loss to the Lions and while the Sharks have yet to confirm the extent of his injury there are reports that his Super Rugby season is over.

Coetzee will play for Irish province Ulster after the Super Rugby season so he may have played his last match for the Sharks.

The Sharks have left Durban for their three match tour to New Zealand where they , they will take on the Blues in Auckland, the Highlanders deep in the south of the South Island, concluding the tour with a clash against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Included in the 27 man squad are front rowers Chiliboy Ralapelle, Dale Chadwick and Thomas du Toit, all of whom have not yet had a taste of Super Rugby this season, but who all bolster the pack.

They are three of the 16 forwards named to tour, with Director of Rugby Gary Gold and his coaching staff adding 11 backs to the squad.

Sharks touring squad

1. Mtawarira, Tendai , 2. Chadwick, Dale , 3. Oosthuizen, Coenie , 4. Adriaanse, Lourens ,5. du Toit, Thomas ,6. Marais, Franco ,7. Cooper, Kyle ,8. Ralapelle, Chiliboy ,9. Oosthuizen, Etienne ,10. Lewies, Stephan ,11. Andrews, Hyron ,12. Deysel, Jean ,13. du Preez, Jean-Luc ,14. du Preez, Daniel ,15. van der Walt, Philip ,16. Daniel, Keegan, 17. Reinach, Cobus , 18. Claassens, Michael, 19. Pietersen, Joe, 20. April, Garth, 21. Mvovo, Lwazi, 22. Pietersen, JP, 23. Ndungane, Odwa, 24. Esterhuizen, Andre, 25. Paul Jordaan, 26. Le Roux, Willie, 27. Sithole, S’bura

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