Sharks name pre-season training squad
Durban - Sharks coach, Robert du Preez, has released the names of his provisional pre-season training squad for next year’s Super Rugby campaign.
A lot of changes could still happen, but the one name that stands out is that of 35-year-old Odwa Ndungane, who looks set to play another year of Super Rugby.
Ndungane had said earlier in the year that he would think long and hard about his future, but he has been named in a group of just less than 50 players.
Other noticeable inclusions are centre Kobus van Wyk, who joins from the Stormers, and French fullback Clemont Poitrenaud.
"Our squad officially assembled today to start pre-season training," Du Preez said on Monday.
"A structured pre-season programme has been drawn-up to ensure that our players’ fitness and skill set is right up there, once the tournament commences."
Forwards: Beast Mtawarira, Chiliboy Ralepele, Coenie Oosthuizen, Dan du Preez, Enoch Mnyaka, Etienne Oosthuizen, Franco Marais, Francois Kleinhans, Giant Mtyanda, Hyron Andrews, Jacques Vermeulen, Jean Deysel, Jean Droste, John-Hubert Meyer, Jean-Luc du Preez, Juan Schoeman, Keegan Daniel, Khaya Majola, Lourens Adriaanse, Mzamo Majola, Philip van der Walt, Ruan Botha, Stephan Coetzee, Stephan Lewies, Tera Mtembu, Thomas du Toit
Backs: Andre Esterhuizen, Benhard Janse van Rensburg, Cobus Reinach, Curwin Bosch, Clemont Poitrenaud, Garth April, Ilunga Mukendi, Inny Radebe, Jeremy Ward, Johan Deysel, Kobus van Wyk, Lukhanyo Am, Lwazi Mvovo, Marius Louw, Michael Claassens, Odwa Ndungane, Pat Lambie, Rowan Gouw, Rhyno Smit, S’bura Sithole, Sibusiso Nkosi, Tristan Blewett