Durban - The Sharks have been boosted by
the news that Springbok loose forward Willem Alberts has returned to training
and will be available for selection this weekend.
Alberts missed the first few matches of the
Super Rugby season with injury and returned to action in the game against the
Stormers on March 7. He then suffered another injury setback in the game at
Newlands which saw him spend more time on the sidelines.
However, according to the Sharks’ official
website, Alberts has now recovered sufficiently and will be available to face
the Lions in Johannesburg this weekend.
Meanwhile, the Sharks also confirmed that
flyhalf Pat Lambie will not be available for the next six weeks after
sustaining a neck injury against the Crusaders last weekend.
“It’s a huge blow to lose a player of Pat’s
calibre,” said Director of Rugby Gary Gold. “He’s a well-respected member of
the team, although Fred Zeilinga provides quality cover and he looked really
good when he came on for Pat in the match.”
Lambie has a neck vertebra injury which
fortunately does not require any surgery.
Saturday’s clash between the Lions and
Sharks at Emirates Airline Park kicks off at 17:05.