Sharks injury update

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 29 Jun 2017 at 09:14
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Sharks coach Rob du Preez gave the following injury update during yesterday’s team announcement press conference. While the team is somewhat understrength for Friday’s game against the Bulls, the good news is that the picture should be a lot rosier for the final pool game against the Lions in a fortnight.

Players who were not considered for this week’s game due to slight injury concerns were Beast Mtawarira (neck), Jean-Luc du Preez (groin), Kobus van Wyk and Lwazi Mvovo. Du Preez confirmed that none of the four is serious and that all should be fit for the Lions game on 16 July.

Also coming into contention for that game is centre Lukhanyo Am, who suffered a facial fracture against the Stormers earlier this month. With the addition of these five players, du Preez will certainly feel confident that he has a strong enough squad available to give the Lions a hell of a game.

Three backline players are still out with more serious injuries and will not play any ore Super Rugby this year. Inny Radebe is battling with a knee injury and will return to Currie Cup training in mid July. Rhyno Smith’s pectoral injury will keep him out of action until late August, while Johan Deysel’s forearm fracture will see him out until September. This is, of course, in addition to Patrick Lambie who will not play again this calendar year.


  • Any update on who’s going to Japan at the end of SR season?

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.06.17 10:04:43 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • Will RDP also be coaching the CC side this year? I see many an article suggesting his Stomers based son will be heading to Durban. Are both Cam Wright and Louis Schreuder available for CC? Depending who the Boks take the Sharks could have a very decent backline for CC…forwards depends who stays and is fit

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.06.17 10:06:31 by SheldonK Reply
  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : Cam Wright will be around…not sure about Louis S…

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.06.17 20:46:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : I believe its Rob again, he was cc coach last year and I believe its likely best he do it again so that he gets to spend more time with the players so they understand exactly what he wants

    the Rob jr stuff has died down, the was talk of the sharks officially denying if, but I didnt see that. you never know.

    I believe LS and cam will be available but maybe LS has a dual japan/sr contract, but from what I see we are trying to move away from having many players on contracts like that, commit to the sharks and give it all.

    so not sure which player we are losing to a jap contract for the duration of the cc.

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.06.17 22:30:07 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 4) : Yeh would make sense for RDP to continue as coach. Havtn heard anything to the contrary. With Rob Jnr injured at the moment the talk has died down a bit but i see it was mentioned again in an article discussing who would play 10 for the Stormers this weekend- i see they have gone with the youngster Willemse.

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.06.17 08:18:01 by SheldonK Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 4) : Stephan Lewies is going. I’m not sure about any others.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.06.17 10:23:38 by robdylan Reply
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