Sharks Boks could miss final

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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.


  7 comments for “Sharks Boks could miss final

  1. avatar
    October 21, 2013 at 11:59 am
    So that’s the entire Bok front-row out of the Wales game…
  2. DavidS
    October 21, 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
    October 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    Could actually force a back-up to be selected for Jannie, hopefully it is not Coenie.
  4. avatar
    October 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    @Craven: :agree:
  5. avatar
    October 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

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

  6. DavidS
    October 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm
    Has anyone had a look at whether BJ Botha still plays?
  7. avatar
    October 22, 2013 at 7:25 am

    We live in hope.


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


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