Crikey – we’re having to do this as a daily thread!
Latest news is this:
Rory Kockott is out for 3 more weeks with a hairline fracture in his tibia.
Brad Barritt is definitely out this weekend and probably longer with his strange hamstring/groin/back/overuse problem.
Deon Carstens is 50/50 and will be assessed on Thursday.
BJ Botha is very doubtful with a back injury and will probably be out.
Alistair Hargreaves is also out – not sure what his injury is.
Steven Sykes and Jean Deysel both trained with the squad and will in all probability be fit for this weekend.
There’s talk that we may possibly get Ryan Kankowski, Beast and Odwa Ndungane back when the Boks return.
At this stage, a possible Sharks lineup to take on Free State would look like this:
15 Terblanche, 14 Jordaan, 13 Murray, 12 A Strauss, 11 Bodmer, 10 Michalak, 9 Mathie, 8 Daniel, 7 N Strauss, 6 Botes, 5 Muller, 4 Sykes, 3 du Plessis, 2 Badenhorst, 1 Harris
16 Burden, 17 Mthethwa, 18 van den Berg, 19 Deysel, 20 Ndlovu, 21 Macleod, 22 Dumond