Brent Russell is out of the Sharks Vodacom Super 14 tour Down Under.
The Springbok utility back was sent home after a groin strain failed to heal in time for Saturday’s match against the Waratahs in Sydney.
Henno Mentz will be the favourite to play on the wing in the remaining tour matches. Mentz flew to Sydney on Friday.
20 year-old Craig Burden plays against the Tahs.