There has been an outcome to the judicial hearing of the Willem Alberts and Louis Ludik contract saga. Although the outcome leads me to wonder why they had the hearing took place anyway, as it leaves the Sharks in exactly the same position.
With the opening game of the super 14 for the Sharks against the Chiefs just 3 days away, SARU judicial officer Koos Basson ruled that the complaint issued by the Lions was invalid. Which means that SARU have effectively put the situation back in the hands of both unions who up to now have not been able to come to any sort of agreement.
Brian van Zyl did say in an official statement on www.sharksrugby.co.za that the Sharks would be seeking an urgent court order to allow the players to play in the competition.
If van Zyl always believed he had a watertight case, why is he only turning to the courts now? van Zyl also added that he hoped the matter would be solved by Friday. More on this as it developsTweet