The Sharks are set to receive a significant boost with fly-half Pat Lambie in line to make his return from injury this weekend.
Lambie, who was named as the Sharks' captain at the start of the year, suffered a dislocated shoulder in a pre-season clash against Toulon and is yet to feature in this year's tournament.
The 25-year-old is excited by the prospect of making his comeback against the Hurricanes in Durban on Saturday and told IOL he is “fit and hungry to play just as soon as selected”.
The Springbok could feature as a second-half replacement against the men from Wellington, who are on a high after they claimed a 50-17 win over the Lions at the weekend.
“It was extremely disappointing to yet again suffer injury early in the season (the year before he injured his bicep) but the rehab has been done and I am 100 percent ready to play,” added Lambie.
“I have been taking contact for the last two weeks in training against the Currie Cup team and before that was doing everything but take contact.
"So I am in the starting blocks.”