It has come to our attention that Springbok tighthead Jannie du Plessis has been injured and will be out of action for an estimated 6 weeks. This adds to Sharks coach John Plumtree’s worries as his front row stock diminishes.
Jannie du Plessis injured his knee and it is likely that the Springbok will only become available at the playoff stages. Add to this that Beast Mtawarira and Bismarck du Plessis are on the list of contracted players that will be on a conditioning programme and will not be available until the final round in the Currie Cup league stage. All the above culminates in the Sharks having to rely on their depth in the front row as a result.
As Rob mentions in another article, prop Pat Cilliers, who has been playing club rugby for the past few weeks, will most likely get the call straight back into the starting line up on Friday night. Craig Burden will most likely be the hooker on the night with Wiehahn Herbst completing a fresh faced front row.
In other news, it seems as though Keegan Daniel will not recover from his ankle injury sustained on Saturday night against the Bulls, and joins Ross Skeate on the injured list.Tweet