Now Jordaan is out for the season


The Sharks’ injury bogey has continued with the news that centre Paul Jordaan has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.


Speaking to the Sharks’ website, coach John Plumtree confirmed the bad news from their training base in Sydney.

“We’re very disappointed to lose Paul Jordaan, he’s out for the rest of the season,” Plumtree said.

“Paul suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury. He was playing touch rugby, we were just having a light run, jogging out the jetlag and he stepped, was caught and his knee collapsed. It’s a big blow for us. We’re all disappointed for Paul and for the team.”

This brings the Sharks injury toll to 16 players.

Plumtree said that despite the setback the Sharks would be looking for a big improvement this weekend against the Chiefs.

“We just have to dig in and do our best. We’ve worked really hard on our game, trying to improve our game, trying to improve our attack, but it is really difficult with all these setbacks,” Plumtree said.

With Jordaan out, JP Pietersen is seen as the short term replacement for Jordaan.

“We might be forced to play JP in the midfield, it’s not his primary position obviously, but he did a good job for us last year with his x-factor.”

JP Pietersen and the Lwazi Mvovo are expected to be ready to play against the Highlanders next week.

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  1. Hmmm not that the Sharks used him nearly enough but this is their only x factor player out.

    Lose against Chiefs and the Sharks are in serious kak.

  2. Ugggh!
    No injury is more seleterious to the Shifty Gypsy than an ACL.
    Hopefully he rehabs well and will soon beable to join the caravan again.

  3. After watching Sharks v Cheetahs I watched Stormers v Sharks because i missed it last week and noticed the Sharks players question and bitch about every ref decision…
    This imo is becoming a real issue with them and Frans Steyn at the head

  4. I know its probably not a common notion – but I’ll always give Frank Steyn the benefit of the doubt.
    I think of this S15 stuff as more of an exhibition with the real season being test rugby. A fantastic alternative to having to watch the paint drying that is basketball or baseball.

    I think Steyn is a test rugby star so he can sloth it up all he wants for Sharks. I will always just keep the image of him in my mind of when he nailed that 90 yard drop goal.