Gordon D’Arcy of Ireland was called into the squad last week in case of further problems in the backs as McGeechan had concerns over Flutey and Earls.
Following the arrival bad news hit the squad and it was not to be the names in the frame but first they lost Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris to be replaced by Ryan Jones of Wales
Then Leigh Halfpenny was forced home as his thigh injury flared up during training. He will not be replaced.
James Hook replacing him on the bench for the Sharks match.