Alistair Hargreaves left Durban en route to Australia yesterday, to join the Sharks for the remainder of their Super 14 tour.
Hargreaves was a controversial omission from the tour squad in the first place, having started for the Sharks against the Cheetahs in Round 2. He was summarily dumped from the party on the eve of their departure in favour of on-loan Bulls player Wilhelm Steenkamp. After 2 solid performances for the Sharks XV, Hargreaves has been called up to join the tour party as a replacement for Steenkamp.
This move adds credence to the story that Hargreave was left at home to work on his conditioning. That, at least, is what the media were led to believe. Whatever the reason for the switch, to me the most important thing is that one of our most promising young players will be back where he belongs – with the Super 14 squad.
Good travels and good luck, Alistair!Tweet