When the Sharks return to Currie Cup action in a few weeks time they will do so with the knowledge that their recent return to form has laid the perfect platform for them to secure a home semifinal.
Craig Lewis writes for IOL.
Following their clinical win over Western Province this past weekend the Sharks have shot to the top of the log and will now enjoy a week off before returning to training to prepare for their next Currie Cup match against Boland that takes place at the end of the month.
However, one of this season’s familiar faces will not be among those players who regroup next week.
Sharks coach John Plumtree has confirmed that scrumhalf Scott Mathie played his last game for the coastal franchise against Western Province on Friday and is set to join Leeds rugby club in England.
Mathie has started at scrumhalf in five games for the Sharks since Rory Kockott’s second round injury and Plumtree said he had really proven his worth in this time.
“Scott has done extremely well for us of late and has really shown his value over the last five or six weeks. We do have depth in this position but it is still very sad to see him go.”
And depth they do have as Kockott should be fit by the time the Sharks play Boland.Tweet