Sharks sweat over James

    2013-06-25 16:30
    Durban - This week sees Super Rugby action make a welcome return after the June international window.

    The Sharks will be determined to finish the tournament strongly, when they take on the Blues on Saturday at Kings Park.

    Sharks captain Keegan Daniel is wary of the Auckland side ahead of this weekend's clash.

    "The Blues have quite a bit of x-factor in their team, we know they are dangerous from anywhere on the field.

    "We need to focus on ourselves, we want to go out there and express ourselves.

    "The calibre of players we have returning from Springbok duty is a massive boost for us.

    "We also had guys playing against the Lions who put their hands up and players returning from injury.

    "We just want to play some great rugby."

    Ahead of this weekend's match, Dr Alan Kourie, The Sharks Team Doctor, has released a medical update on the players that have been side-lined due to injury.

    Cobus Reinach, Jacques Botes and Ryan Kankowski have recovered from their respective injuries in time to be considered for selection, while a host of players are still out of the reckoning.

    Wiehahn Herbst (groin), Tim Whitehead (arm fracture), Craig Burden (neck), Frans Steyn (knee surgery), Meyer Bosman (knee surgery), Francois Kleinhans (ankle surgery), Jandré Marais (ankle sprain) and JP Pietersen (groin surgery) are still recovering and will not be considered for selection, with Bosman, Burden, Pietersen and Whitehead scheduled for a return to action in the next few weeks.

    However, Butch James (muscle strain) and Heimar Williams (AC joint sprain) are to undergo fitness tests later this week to determine whether they will be ready in time to be considered for selection.

    Kick-off for the match is scheduled for 14:50.

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