Jean Deysel is winging his way back to South Africa.
Sharksworld has learnt that Sharks looseforward Jean Deysel is no longer part of the Sharks touring party after suffering damage to his knee early on in the Sharks victory over the Chiefs.
The up and coming young Justin Downey is on his way across to New Zealand as replacement.
While Downey is a more than able replacement, the loss of Deysel will be a blow to the Sharks 2009 campaign.
Downey (22), is a product of the Sharks Academy. This young flanker is a true local product, he attended Northwood Boys High, before attending the Sharks Academy. He has represented the Sharks at Under 16, Duikers and Under 21 level.
Downey was also sent to the Murray Mexted Academy (IRANZ) in 2007 in a show of support by the Union for his talents.
More details on the exact extent of Deysel’s injury and the period of unavailability will be known once further scans are done on his arrival in South Africa.Tweet