News from Durban is that neither Anton Bresler nor Beast Mtawarira was able to depart with the Cell C Sharks on their Super Rugby semi-final tour to the Antipodes.
Bresler lasted just 30 minutes of Saturday’s qualifier against the Highladners before being forced off the field clutching a suspected broken rib. Mtawarira was withdrawn ahead of the Springobks’ PE Test against Scotland due to a neck injury and has not played rugby since.
Fortunately, young Thomas du Toit has delivered three strong games at loosehead and together with the steady Dale Chadwick provides ample cover in the front row. Lock is more troublesome, but it is believed that both Stephan Lewies (who missed the Highlanders game due to a knee problem) and veteran Marco Wentzel have been included in the tour party.
We hope to confirm the full squad tomorrow.Tweet