The Sharks have confirmed the appointment of Alan Temple-Jones as their new athletic performance manager.
Jones has previously worked with the South African Sevens squad but more recently worked with the Irish Sevens team.
"Allan is a DHS Old Boy and was an integral member of the highly successful Blitzboks for 10 years. With his supreme level of expertise and knowledge in his field, he will be a fantastic addition to our Sharks family," said a statement on the Sharks website.
The Sharks squad are currently training for South Africa's low-key preparation series as players keep fit in the hopes that the Rainbow Cup goes ahead later in the year.
That competition will see South Africa's top franchise face off against opponents from the Northern Hemisphere.