Well, I guess most of you have picked up on these snippets, but let’s talk about them here anyway.
The first bit of superb news is that Johann Muller has broken his right forearm. He is confirmed as out for at least six weeks, but probably longer. Keegan Daniel is odds-on favourite to take on the mantle of captaincy of the Sharks and goodness knows where we’re going to find another lock to replace Muller.
The other bit of news is that the Sharks are still very much hot on the trail of Juan Michel Pablo Rodriguez Santos Dos Silva Hernandez and apparently the negotiations are at an advanced stage. Given that this is the nearest thing we’ve got to date to an actual confirmation from the Sharks camp that the deal is real, I think we can all safely assume that it will now go ahead.
The question is when.
More on these as they develop, fans!
Well, it seems I was wrong about one thing at least. Captain Keegan may just have blown his chance, having been carded yet again and Stefan Terblanche has emerged as the guy most likely to take over from Muller. Expect to see the veteran fullback lead the team out against Boland on Friday.
Since the Bok side has been announced, we now know which players we’ll have. The good news is that we keep Odwa Ndungane, Deon Carstens and Steven Sykes. The bad is that Jannie du Plessis will be gone, meaning that Wiehahn Herbst will have to make the step up a little sooner than planned. Albert van den Berg looks likely to partner Sykes in the second row with perennial favourite Nikolaii Blignaut coming onto the wood.
Speaking about Juan Carlos Antonio Banderas de Marco van Rensburg Hernandez, it appears we are just waiting for some work permit formalities to be finalised and that he’s expected to make his Sharks debut against the Bulls next weekend. Bienvenido a Durban, el mago!Tweet