Sharks Boks could miss final

October 21, 2013
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The Sharks face the possibility of tackling Western Province in the Currie Cup final without several key Springboks.

According to the Beeld website, the Durbanites could be without their whole Springbok front row and there is doubt over the availability of loose forwards Willem Alberts and Jean Deysel.

Props Jannie du Plessis and Tendai Mtawarira missed the weekend’s 33-22 semi-final win over Free State at Kings Park due to injury and could also miss the trip to Newlands.

Hooker Bismarck du Plessis is also likely to be suspended after he was cited for stampiing Cheetahs flank Lappies Labuschagné.

Alberts is struggling with a neck injury while Deysel limped off injured against the Cheetahs.

Forwards coach Brad MacLeod-Henderson said they will know more on the extent of the injuries later on Monday.

By:News24

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7 Comments

  1. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 11:59 am

    So that’s the entire Bok front-row out of the Wales game…

  2. avatar DavidS says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Well we do need to get a decent TH so maybe without one available the Heyness will look in other pastures…

  3. avatar Craven says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Could actually force a back-up to be selected for Jannie, hopefully it is not Coenie.

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    @Craven: :agree:

  5. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    @Craven:

    Surely not… not even Naka plays him there anymore… despite Nyankane being a crap TH as well…

  6. avatar DavidS says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Has anyone had a look at whether BJ Botha still plays?

  7. avatar Craven says:
    October 22nd, 2013 at 7:25 am

    @bryce_in_oz:

    We live in hope.

    @DavidS:

    I was wondering about BJ as well. Have not heard anything about him for quite a while.

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