Well, it’s early days still, but there are some encouraging signs that a few missing stalwarts might return for the Sharks this weekend. The team is hurting after an unexpected loss to the Cheetahs and are looking for a boost against the in-form Crusaders this weekend.
Bismarck du Plessis hurt his ribs during a practice late last week and was forced to withdraw from the Cheetahs game at late notice, along with front-row colleague Beast Mtawarira, who had flu. The latter will definitely figure this week, while the combative hooker is also rated as odds-on to play some part on Saturday. Steven Sykes will presumably reclaim his number 4 jersey from Albert van den Berg as well.
In other really encouraging news, both Jean Deysel and Waylon Murray look to have recovered sufficiently from knee injuries to possibly join the match 22. JP Pietersen is at this stage rated as an outside prospect, but is definitely not out of the running for this weekend’s game either.
Not too sure about you guys, but even the prospect of just two or three of these five guys making it back into the team for this weekend is enough to give me a huge amount of confidence going into such a crucial game.
Let’s go get ‘em, Sharks. We’re all behind you, no matter what.Tweet