Sharks optimistic about Jannie

2012-10-22 22:20

Cape Town - The Sharks are optimistic that concussed prop Jannie du Plessis will be cleared to play in the Currie Cup final against Western Province in Durban on Saturday.

Du Plessis left the field in the first half of their semi-final against the Blue Bulls last week after he knocked heads with team-mate Anton Bresler.

The Springbok will now be evaluated according to the South African Rugby Union's Boksmart-protocol to determine his readiness for the game.

But Sharks team doctor, Ewoudt van der Linde, is confident that Du Plessis will be able to take the field on Saturday.

"Jannie won't be involved in any contact sessions before Thursday when we'll be able to make a final decision on his availability. We are currently busy with a clinical evaluation of his condition on the computer and everything looks positive. He's not experiencing headaches anymore and his balance is also good. I believe he'll be ready to play," he told the Beeld website.

A further boost for the Durbanites will be the return to training of Odwa Ndungane (ankle) en Jacques Botes (back spasm) on Tuesday.

The final at Kings Park kicks off at 17:00.


  • liesure.larry - 2012-10-22 22:24

    if he plays then WP will win...

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-22 22:41

      No, WP has Frans Malherbe, so that cancels it out.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-23 03:26

      My money is on the bulls to win, like the rest of you fake profile people. :)

      liesure.larry - 2012-10-23 04:21

      Lean Sadie...aka BENT...STFU... did i ask for your input???... NO...

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-23 04:35

      Ag siestog, iemand is kwaad. Moet ek vir jou n tissue gee?

      liesure.larry - 2012-10-23 13:42

      Kwaad... Nee p!sb├Ęk ek nie kwaad nie maar jy is net baie f'et-up..dis al....

  • leon.young.9003 - 2012-10-23 05:49

    Go jean deysel go sharks

      TravieGrif - 2012-10-23 08:06

      I honestly don't see Odwa or Jacques making the squad this weekend. Who would drop out? Marcell or Willem.'s not going to happen.

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-10-23 06:09

    Concussions are 50/50 with the strict laws involved as Jannie would know and while he adds so much experience, Wiehahn Herbst is more than capable of starting as he has shown while the boks were away.

  • bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 07:23

    Moenie worry nie Sharks, selfs sonder hom behoort julle reg te kom, het julle gesien hoe die Leeus se scrum hulle op gedons het??? Sharks by 10+

      lourens.jordaan - 2012-10-23 07:39

      Ou bakkies hoop julle het plek vir ou pierre spies in jou span vir wie jy speel daar in frans.Ek sien die bulle wil nie sy kontrak hernu nie. Dog hy sou ons 2015 kaptein wees. o ja hulle soek n regte nr 8 wat kan speel....

      riaan.crouse1 - 2012-10-23 07:43

      Die lions se scrum ? ga kyk maar weer want die wp het hulle vermorsel in die scrums.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 07:49

      Riaan ons het seker nie die selfde game gekyk nie, moenie my laat lag nie, julle was op gefyk in die scrums!!!

  • riaan.crouse1 - 2012-10-23 07:56

    Mal Emma aan Bakkies Botha in die woedebeheerklas: 'Het jy toebroodjies vir pouse?' Bakkies: 'Nee. Ek haal gewoonlik nie die pouse nie!'

  • hans.himmler.7 - 2012-10-23 10:01

    Beast, Burden. Alberts, Deysel, Daniels, Coetzee. Lambie, Jordaan, Whitehead, Mvovo. Some key players that will CREATE HAVOC....and then some. BLACK.WHITE.DYNAMITE

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