Kankowski boost for Sharks


Kankowski missed the Australasian tour with the Sharks after being sidelined with injury in a match against the Lions in early April. He was expected to recover in time for the tour, but ended missing out completely.

Willem Albert should start at flank but will be subject to a late fitness test, otherwise Etienne Oosthuizen will receive a starting berth.

Sharks team: 15. Lwazi Mvovo, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. JP Pietersen, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. S’bura Sithole, 10. Lionel Cronje, 9. Stefan Ungerer, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts / Etienne Oosthuizen, 6. Renaldo Bothma, 5. Marco Wentzel (Captain), 4. Mouritz Botha, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira. Replacements: 16. Franco Marais, 17. Matt Stevens, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20. Etienne Oosthuizen / Khaya Majola, 21. Conrad Hoffmann, 22. Fred Zeilinga, 23. Heimar Williams. - ANA

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