Lambie back for Sharks

The Sharks have named returning Springbok fly-half Pat Lambie on their replacements bench for this weekend's home clash with the Hurricanes.

Garth April will start his third consecutive match in the 10 shirt, with Lambie set to make his comeback from injury later in the contest.

Also making his return is captain and loosehead prop Beast Mtawarira, who was rested for last weekend's fixture against the Chiefs.

The Hurricanes will be in high spirits after putting 50 points on the Lions last week. For the Sharks, they will be excited to play in front of their home crowd and to build on the courageous effort they displayed last Friday against Super Rugby's current overall leaders.

Sharks: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Garth April, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Tendai Mtawarira (c)
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jean Deysel, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Odwa Ndungane

Date: Saturday, May 7
Venue: Growthpoint Stadium, Durban
Kick-off: 15:00 local (13:00 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees: Quinton Immelman, Rodney Bonaparte
TMO: Marius Jonker