Springbok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit is set to return to action for the Sharks in a friendly against the Golden Lions on Friday.
Du Toit was released from the Bok training camp by coach Heyneke Meyer ahead of their clash with the World XV in Cape Town earlier this month and has quietly been going about his rehabilitation with the Sharks.
The 22-year-old is now fully recovered from his knee injury and Sharks coach Gary Gold confirmed he will feature in the Currie Cup warm-up clash in Pietermaritzburg.
"Pieter-Steph is playing this weekend," Gold told reporters.
"I have absolutely no idea how many games he is going to play. I don’t know what SARU’s plan is, but our plan is that he’s contracted to us at the moment and we’re going to play him this weekend.
"I’m really excited to have him back and I’m going to play him as long as he’s with us. He’ll play until he gets called up to the SA team and anyone who gets left out the SA team will come back to us."