Willie le Roux and Paul Jordaan have returned from injury to bolster the Sharks' lineup ahead of their clash with the Hurricanes on Saturday.
The four-time runners-up face the arduous task of travelling to Wellington, an outfit which is also searching for their first Super Rugby title.
In a squad swamped by injuries, including Springboks Patrick Lambie, Cobus Reinach and Marcell Coetzee, this is news welcomed by the franchise and supporters alike.
Le Roux has not featured in Super Rugby since the shoulder injury he suffered in the June tests, while Jordaan suffered a knock to the knee against the Lions earlier this month.
The full-back and the centre are now fully fit and likely to be named in the starting lineup later this week.
Sharks' 25-man touring squad:
Chiliboy Ralepelle, Coenie Oosthuizen, Dale Chadwick, Etienne Oosthuizen, Franco Marais, Hyron Andrews, Jean-Luc du Preez, Keegan Daniel, Philip van der Walt, Ruan Botha, Stephan Lewies, Tendai Mtawarira (captain), Tera Mtembu, Thomas du Toit
Andre Esterhuizen, Curwin Bosch, Garth April, JP Pietersen, Lwazi Mvovo, Michael Claassens, Odwa Ndungane, Paul Jordaan, S’bura Sithole, Stefan Ungerer, Willie le Roux