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Bosch back for Sharks' quarter-final, Beast out


Curwin Bosch has been included in the Sharks' 27-man touring squad for Saturday's Super Rugby quarter-final against the Brumbies in Canberra. The utility back has recovered from an ankle injury that ruled him out of the 12-9 win against the Stormers at Newlands. Hooker Craig Burden is also back, having overcome a tweaked hamstring. However, loosehead prop Beast Mtawarira, who was a late withdrawal last Saturday due to a knee 'niggle', has not been named in the squad. Flanks Philip van der Walt and Jean-Luc du Preez have also not yet been passed fit to play.
Sharks touring squad: Forwards: Juan Schoeman, Mzamo Majola, Kerron van Vuuren, Craig Burden, Cullen Collopy, Coenie Oosthuizen, Thomas du Toit, John-Hubert Meyer, Ruben van Heerden, Gideon Koegelenberg, Hyron Andrews, Daniel du Preez, Jacques Vermeulen, Tyler Paul, Luke Stringer. Backs: Louis Schreuder (c), Cameron Wright, Robert du Preez, Curwin Bosch, Makazole Mapimpi, Andre Esterhuizen, Jeremy Ward, Lukhanyo Am, Kobus van Wyk, S'bu Nkosi, Aphelele Fassi, Rhyno Smith. Five Super Rugby talking points (Round 18) Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix