Sharks reveal Super Rugby hand

    2015-02-10 08:08
    Gary Gold and Brendan Venter (Gallo Images)

    Durban - Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold on Monday released the names of his 40-man squad for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

    According to Sharks website editor Michael Marnewick, all the familiar names are there in a squad filled with depth in every position available to the leadership group of Bismarck du Plessis, Pat Lambie, Tera Mtembu and Francois Steyn.

    Frans Steyn, Ryan Kankowski and JP Pietersen are not yet with the squad as they are currently still completing their Japanese club commitments, as is new-signing Michael Claassens who is still with Toulon, but Jean Deysel reported for training on Monday morning while Willem Alberts, Paul Jordaan, Tonderai Chavhanga, JC Astle and Stephan Lewies are still part of the rehabilitation group and not yet ready to be considered for selection.

    The Sharks kick off their 2015 campaign against the Cheetahs at Kings Park on Saturday (17:05 kick-off).

    Sharks Super Rugby squad:

    Lourens Adriaanse

    Mouritz Botha

    Renaldo Bothma

    Dale Chadwick

    Michael Claassens

    Marcell Coetzee

    Kyle Cooper

    Lionel Cronjé

    Jean Deysel

    Bismarck du Plessis

    Jannie du Plessis

    Pieter-Steph du Toit

    Thomas du Toit

    Andre Esterhuizen

    Monde Hadebe

    Conrad Hoffmann

    Ryan Kankowski

    Patrick Lambie

    Khaya Majola

    Franco Marais

    SP Marais

    Beast Mtawarira

    Tera Mtembu

    Lubabalo Mtyanda

    Waylon Murray

    Lwazi Mvovo

    Odwa Ndungane

    Etienne Oosthuizen

    Paul Perez

    JP Pietersen

    Cobus Reinach

    S'bura Sithole

    Matt Stevens

    Frans Steyn

    Stefan Ungerer

    Marco Wentzel

    Heimar Williams

    Jack Wilson

    Cameron Wright

    Fred Zeilinga

    The following players were not considered for selection at this stage due to injury:

    JC Astle

    Paul Jordaan

    Stephan Lewies

    Tonderai Chavhanga

    Willem Alberts

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