Jordaan to miss WP clash

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 11 Sep 2012 at 08:24
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The Sharks have confirmed, via their official website, that centre Paul Jordaan will not be fit to take the field against Western Province in Saturday’s sixth round Currie Cup encounter.

Jordaan was replaced midway through the second half of the away loss to Griquas after a hard tackle from opposition Walter Venter left him looking rather bedraggled – with a massive shiner, a few nasty looking grazes and, more worryingly, a suspected concussion. The Baby Bok centre had endured something of a difficult afternoon up to that point, with the hard men from Kimberley doing their homework properly and affording him no opportunity to get into his game at all.

It’s not all doom and gloom, though, as another centre, Tim Whitehead, is expected to make a return to the side after missing out on the first five rounds. Whitehead, who was instrumental in the Sharks’ fine run of form towards the end of Super Rugby, suffered a broken hand, ironically against the Stormers, in the semi-final of that competition.

It remains to be seen whether the Sharks opt to throw Whitehead straight into the fray, or decide to rather ease him in off the bench and rather let Marius Joubert start the game at outside centre. Either way, the injury to Jordaan comes at an unfortunate time as it leaves the Sharks short of a midfielder and thus unable to make the change that has been obviously needed for two weeks now – namely moving Meyer Bosman to flyhalf.

Province currently top the log, ahead of both the Lions and the Sharks on points difference alone, thanks in no small part to their big win over the Blue Bulls a fortnight ago.


  • DAMN!! He is my FL captain!

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.09.12 08:49:31 by Die Kriek Reply
  • Whitehead back?! Awesome! We really missed him.

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.09.12 10:07:47 by KingRiaan Reply
  • Pity about Jordaan but very happy that Whitehead is back.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.09.12 10:12:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • So can we finally shift Bosman to fly-half now?

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.09.12 10:23:31 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 4) :

    That would require Whitehead to start straight from injury, and a start for Marius Joubert..

    But it would make a huge difference..

    Tricky situation indeed..

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.09.12 10:25:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • It`s a trade off I`m afraid.

    Who will hurt us the most? Viljoen at 10 or Joubert at 13 ?
    Decisions Decisions . . .

    Maybe we`ll have Mvovo back then we can shift Odwa to 15 and move Ludik to 13, that way Bosman can finally start at 10?

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.09.12 10:33:42 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • How about Bosman at 10, Whitehead 12, Ludik 13 and Viljoen 15?

    Or maybe just bring in Heimar Williams

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.09.12 10:57:49 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

  • Whitehead for president

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.09.12 11:20:19 by Dunx Reply

  • @Dunx (Comment 8) : He`ll face stiff competition from Bosman! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.09.12 11:30:58 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Sharks are favourites!!

    Pass it on… 😈 😀

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.09.12 11:36:22 by wpw Reply
  • WP ahead on points difference, wow… how long has it been since we’ve been able to say that?

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.09.12 11:40:48 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : This tactic backfired the last two times it was attempted, just saying… 😉

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.09.12 11:40:48 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 12) :

    3rd time lucky I guess!! 😕 🙄

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.09.12 12:45:37 by wpw Reply

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