SP’s recovery well on track

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 17 Jan 2014 at 10:14
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Good news for the Sharks today is that Currie Cup fullback SP Marais seems to be making faster-than-expected progress after off-season shoulder surgery.

When the injury was first reported late last year, the prognosis was for a three-month layoff, meaning Marais would miss out on the start of the season. As we said at the time, that would have left the Sharks rather exposed at fullback, given the departure of a number of other players with Super Rugby experience in that position.

A tweet from the player yesterday, though, raises hope that he might be back a little earlier than expected and could even, at a pinch, be fit for selection for the February 15 season opener against the Bulls. “Great News!! 3 more weeks then I can finally play again! ” says Marais, making it likely that he should be cleared for a return to the field a week before the season kicks off.

According to Jake White yesterday, the only other squad members currently not fit for selection are lock Anton Bresler and veteran flank Jacques Botes.


  • This is good news.

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.01.14 10:45:47 by R Hayward Reply
  • Great news! This boytjie surprised me. I thought he was too slow at first, but he has a weirdly deceptive running style.

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.01.14 11:06:27 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Great news!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.01.14 11:13:01 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Good news!

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.01.14 11:15:56 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • great news

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.01.14 11:16:21 by Dunx Reply

  • wait wait – what sort of news is this again?

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.01.14 11:23:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good for him!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.01.14 11:52:40 by KingsArmy Reply

  • Great news, I rate him, but I’m still sad that we lost Ludick.

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.01.14 11:54:29 by KingRiaan Reply

  • I don’t always follow all the threads or reports, but has White made any comments on whether he regards Swiel as a FH or FB?

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.01.14 12:00:09 by HeinF Reply

  • @HeinF (Comment 9) : not that I’m aware of

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.01.14 12:04:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : I missed almost all the u21 action last year, but I do hope Swiel gets some game time after all the excitement about his transfer to the sharks…just not at the expense of playtime for Lambie 😉

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.01.14 12:07:43 by HeinF Reply

  • This is news of a positive nature

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.01.14 13:37:35 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 12) : indubitably

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.01.14 17:21:04 by robdylan Reply
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