Sharks XV tighthead prop Wiehahn Herbst is on his way to New Zealand.
Ok, glad you clicked to read more, because the sad truth is, I don’t actually know any more than that! The rest is all speculation, but my assumption is that Herbst is one his way to join the Sharks touring squad.
A further assumption is that Deon Carstens, who is reported to be struggling with a knee injury, will play no further part in the tour and that Herbst has been called up as his replacement. Whether the addition of a tighthead (whereas Carstens is more of a loosehead theses days) says anything about the form of John Smit, or the discipline issues besetting Jannie du Plessis, remains to be seen.
Whatever the case, Wiehahn, it’s good to have you where you belong. Do your best and we’re behind you 1000%. Expect young Julian Redelinghuys to move up and occupy the vacant Sharks XV number 3 jersey this weekend.
Obviously, there’ll be more details on this one as they’re confirmed.Tweet