Sharks lost Dwayne Peel in the warm up last week with a hamstring injury along with James Gaskell who fractured a metatarsal in the warm up. Josh Beaumont badly injured his knee early in the game and Nick Macleod damaged his elbow. Beaumont is a long term injury whereas Macleod and Gaskell should be back in action by November. Centres Johnny Leota and Sammy Tuitupou are both recovering from broken jaws but better news on Tony Buckley in that he is nearing full fitness.
Replacements Marc Jones, Ross Harrison, Henry Thomas, Johnathan Mills, Andrei Ostrikov, Nathan Fowles, Joe Ford, Phil McKenzie
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