Six weeks for Keegan, more for Whitehead

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 11 Feb 2013 at 15:20
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The results are back and the news is not great for the Sharks, but perhaps better than it could have been.

The Sharksrugby website reports that captain Keegan Daniel will miss 6 weeks of rugby as the result of a grade two MCL injury, while Tim Whitehead’s broken arm will keep him off the field for anything between 6 and 8 weeks.

There’s also an update on Bismarck du Plessis, who should be back in time for the Sharks’ tour, which kicks off with a game against the Chiefs on 27 April.


  • As expected then..

    Not great for the Sharks – but there is no need to panic and I reckon we have plenty depth to cover these players.

    Remember – this time last year JP Pietersen was playing 13..

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.02.13 15:22:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • This sucks. I was looking forward to seeing them perform, since both finished damn strong last year. Heal up quick!

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.02.13 15:26:46 by PTAShark Reply
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  • So we’ll have an injection of 3 fresh quality players about half way through the season, could serve us well as the season drags on.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.02.13 15:28:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : yes – that’s the silver lining right there

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.02.13 15:37:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • Injuries are a consequence of the game I’m afraid.

    But injuries of this nature give a new guy a chance to stikc up his hand. Think Siya Kolisi and Eben Etzebeth last year at the Stormers.
    And they came in for Burger and Bekker, two highly decorated Springboks.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.02.13 16:04:53 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 5) : you’re right… it’s a part of the game. Just always a bit disappointing to lose players in a “nothing” contest… same as the Stormers losing Eben this weekend.

    I reckon this is nowhere near as bas as it could have been for the Sharks, even if we’ve now got 5 players down for the first part of the season.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.02.13 16:10:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • We have a decent squad. Let’s just hope we start off unlike every other year and actually play to our strengths from the word go. It’s frustrating sitting through 6 weeks of bash-it-up crap before we wake up and play some total rugby.

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.02.13 16:49:43 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :

    Yeah, I’m with you on that.

    But then EverythingEverywhere landed skew after coming down from a line-out. Could’ve been any line-out, even the first one of the “proper” season.

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.02.13 17:16:48 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • As nice as it is to say “depth” and “chance for young players” losing a captain/SuperRugby player of last year, is a pretty big blow.

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.02.13 17:48:16 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Captain and vice captain gone for atleast the first 5 games. Who is going to lead? A youngster? Lambie or Frans Steyn? Or someone like Jacques Botes? Is he a guaranteed starter?

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.02.13 23:47:38 by Bite me Reply

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  • Hey can one of the admin guys bring up a “who will be captain now debate”!??

    I personally can’t see Frans Steyn making intelligent decisions…

    Lambie, Botes or Kankowski for my mind!! thoughts??

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.02.13 03:30:19 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 11) : I think that plum is going for steyn as stand in captain but we do have leaders throughout the team. Named captain brings more pressure and we do have lots of sensible players in the team. remember how everyone was critising Keagan last year?

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.02.13 07:39:30 by Dunx Reply

  • Pity about Keegan being out when he just seem to have gotten the hang of the captaincy. Player-wise the biggest loss for me is still Bismarck.

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.02.13 08:08:30 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Eish…I was realy looking forward to see Whitehead partner Steyn in the midfield. But now Jordaan gets a chance to show his worth.

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.02.13 08:36:10 by Viking Reply

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