Sharks coach John Plumtree has revealed that, of a number of injured stars needing to be passed fit to face the Blue Bulls, Ross Skeate is the least likely. The lanky former Province second rower injured his groin in the gym last week and is in a race against time to recover.
Other players in doubt are Alistair Hargreaves, Bismarck du Plessis and Louis Ludik, although all three are expected to be ready in time. Neither Hargreaves nor du Plessis trained on Tuesday, though, making their inclusion still no better than 50-50.
Should neither Skeate nor Hargreaves recover in time, the Sharks will need to rely on Mike Rhodes and Anton Bresler to shore up the second row, with Gerhard Mostert deemed lacking in match fitness after being out for 6 months with a shoulder injury.Tweet