Cape Town - The Sharks will be sweating over the fitness of captain Pat Lambie after defeating Toulon 29-21 in a warm-up match played at Stade Mayol in Toulon, France.
Lambie left the field deep into the first half with a shoulder injury that required his arm to be put in a sling.
The visitors outscored their French opponents by five tries to three and at one point early in the second half lead by 24-0.
According to Rugby365.com, the standout players for the Sharks were loose forwards Jean-Luc and Daniel du Preez who both crossed the whitewash during the match.
Although the Sharks had run up an significant lead, Toulon used their impressive forwards to work their way back into the match with their three tries - including one penalty try - all setup via mauls.
Although under pressure in the final minutes, the Sharks defence held firm to secure victory for the visiting South African side.
Tries: Alexandre Menini, Jean-Charles Orioli, Penalty try
Conversions: Pelissie (2), Armitage
Tries: Cobus Reinach, Paul Jordaan, Daniel du Preez, Jean-Luc du Preez, Lwazi Mvovo
Conversions: Pat Lambie, Joe Pietersen
15 Delon Armitage , 14 James O'Connor, 13 Théo Belan, 12 Louis Rousset, 11 Bryan Habana (captain) , 10 Frédéric Michalak, 9 Jonathan Pélissié, 8 Charles Ollivon, 7 Gregory Annetta, 6 Samu Manoa, 5 Konstantin Mikautadze, 4 Thibault Lassalle, 3 Matt Stevens, 2 Jean-Charles Orioli, 1 Alexandre Menini
Substitutes: 16 Badri Alkhazashvili, 17 Thomas Vernet, 18 Andrew Cramond, 19 George Stokes, 20 Kylian Jaminet, 21 UJ Seuteni, 22 Anthony Meric, 23 Manasa Saulo
15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Lwazi Mvovo, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Odwa Ndungane, 10 Pat Lambie (captain), 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20 Dave McDuling, 21 Hyron Andrews, 22 Stefan Ungerer, 23 Michael Claassens, 24 Garth April, 25 Heimar Williams, 26 Johan Deysel, 27 Wandile Mjekevu, 28 Sibusiso Sithole