We’re awaiting confirmation from the Sharks that Andy Goode has been granted a work permit and will indeed be available for the remainder of the Super 14.
While the English pivot has delivered a mixed bag of performance on tour, from a continuity perspective, it’s probably not a terrible thing if he does stick around. I’ve seen the way Plum operates and if there’s one thing for sure, it’s that Ruan Pienaar will find himself forced back into the number 10 jersey should Goode leave, undoing all the progress that has been made over the past few weeks.
The sensible thing to do, if it were up to me, would be to let Monty Dumond play flyhalf for the remainder of the Super 14, while allowing Pat Lambie to become accustomed to the position later in the game. Having Goode around is a reasonable next-best option, although I’m still really unsure as to who is being groomed to take over the vital number 10 jersey for the Currie Cup and beyond.
We’ll update you as soon as we have official word, but expect Andy Goode to start at flyhalf against the Reds this weekend.Tweet