Lambie’s season curtailed


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The Sharks have been dealt a sizeable blow with the news that highly-rated fly-half Pat Lambie’s Super Rugby season is over.

Lambie picked up a knock early on in the Durban-based franchise’s narrow defeat to the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld, and though the initial prognosis was not too severe, it has been confirmed the pivot has torn a biceps tendon.

That rules Lambie out for the remainder of the Sharks’ campaign, with the recovery period likely to take around six months after surgery later this week.

Scrum-half Cobus Reinach picked up a fractured hand during the same match and underwent surgery on Monday.

He will be out of action for up to eight weeks which means he misses the match against the Waratahs this Saturday at Kings Park as well as three matches in April (Lions away and at home to the Cheetahs and Highlanders) and some – if not all – of the tour to Australia and New Zealand where the Sharks play the Rebels, Brumbies, Crusaders and Blues in May.

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Better known as Bunny, Took over after Pissant went over to the "Dark Side"


  1. @Jacques(Bunny):

    No the passionate Frans must go to 12 so the passionate Jean can go back to 11. Then we need the passionate Burger to heal and the passionate Matfield to captain the side while….wait have I time traveled?

  2. Oh get over it Brendon. Really those guys are arguably still the best in their positions. Age does not matter and Steyn only seems old as he has played for a long time, next thing we’ll be hearing you say Lambie is old.

    Bad thing to happen to Lambie, as he finally has a coach willing to invest in him at 10. Hope he gets through and will be back and keep on playing at 10 next year. Sharks should back the 10 that came on this weekend against the Sharks, he didnt seem out of his depth and Steyn should focus on staying at 12, that is his best position. Hope Lambie heals and comes back with just enough time to prove he is the future 10 at Boks. I really rate him there.

  3. @Jacques(Bunny):

    Yep that’s what I meant… here’s his chance to prove the hype…

    As for this weekend… Tah’s must be punting this as their best chance in Durban in quite some time… full Wallaby pack with the only weak link Potgieter at lock imo… and their backs look dangerous particularly with 9/10/12 Phipps/Foley/Beale starting to play well together… only plus for Sharks is that Folau is injured…

  4. @Aldo:

    I dont disagree that they are the best still. THAT is the problem. No-one is questioning the conveyor belt, yet the same players who were the stars 8 years ago still are.

    In a big rugby country like ours thats not always a good thing.


    What are you crying over now oldie?

  5. @Jacques(Bunny):

    I haven’t seen any real footage of Pollard like the above clip.

    What excited me with Swiel is his elusiveness. He ghosts through gaps without being touched, and he has a brilliant passing game putting players into gaps, offloading out the tackle etc.

    I do believe Jake will make a diamond out of him, he certainly has the credentials for it.

  6. There’s some research ideas for the academics.

    How much control does a player have over injuries by varying his style of play? In the case of a fly-half for example by avoiding contact over inviting it.

    Which player gives and gets the most value out of his rugby career? The one that shies away and avoids injury, or the one who fearlessly hurls himself at the fray?