It sounds like Jean Deysel will be back for this weekend’s clash against the Lions.
For the Sharks, the hard running loose forward has been sorely missed, since injuring his hand in a meaningless warm-up game against the Griffons six weeks ago. The combination of Jacques Botes and Keegan Daniel hasn’t really been working for the Durban boys, particularly given the lack of a decent foil on the blindside of the scrum.
Added to the fact that Ryna Kankowski has been released from the Bok squad, the Sharks may actually be able to field close to a full-strength loose trio, with Botes on the openside, Deysel at 7 and Kankowski at the back. Kankowski, though, seems to be nursing a number of bumps and bruises. Talk from within the camp seems to suggest that Deysel will start at 8, with Kankowski on the bench, if included in the squad at all.
The news couldn’t come at a better time. Let’s just hope that this might be the start of better fortunes for the Sharks, who simply cannot afford another performance as woeful as last weekend’s.Tweet