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Durban based Super Rugby franchise the Sharks have named their team to play the Jaguares in Argentina on Saturday.

Although Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira was expected to turn out for the Sharks a late decision was made to rest him and therefore he did not tour with the team.

Other players that were not considered for tour selection due to injury include:  Garth April, Inny Radebe, Keegan Daniel, Kobus van Wyk and Patrick Lambie.

“The idea has always been to give the other guys a chance, last week, I spoke to the guys who didn’t start and told them they would be getting an opportunity this week,” said Head Coach, Robert du Preez

“It’s right to start them and there is very little to choose between the guys on the bench and those who are starting. We need to give them a start, it’s good for their morale and for their well-being as part of the squad.

“They haven’t lost at home this year, it’s going to be a very physical encounter, we know that and we know how tough they are at home. But having said that, we’re going with a very positive mindset. “

”We beat them there last year and we want to go there to get the win. It’s going to require a massive performance from every single Sharks player, from 1 to 23.”

Sharks
15. Rhyno Smith ,14. Odwa Ndungane ,13. Lukhanyo Am ,12. Jeremy Ward ,11. Lwazi Mvovo (v/c) ,10. Curwin Bosch ,9. Michael Claassens ,8. Daniel du Preez ,7. Jean-Luc du Preez ,6. Philip van der Walt (c) ,5. Stephan Lewies ,4. Ruan Botha ,3. Lourens Adriaanse ,2. Chiliboy Ralepelle ,1. Thomas du Toit ,

Replacements: 16. Franco Marais ,17. Juan Schoeman ,18. Coenie Oosthuizen ,19. Etienne Oosthuizen ,20. Tera Mtembu ,21. Cobus Reinach , 22. Benhard Janse van Rensburg ,23. Johan Deysel

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