Lambie struggling to get fit

2012-07-24 15:43

Durban - Patrick Lambie might not be available for the Sharks in their Super Rugby semi-final against the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday, coach John Plumtree has confirmed.

The Springbok back missed last week’s 30-17 playoff victory over the Reds in Brisbane due to a recurring ankle injury and was left at home to recuperate.

It was expected that he would be fit for the last-four clash if the Durban team got that far, but Plumtree stated otherwise.

“Patrick didn’t train today,” the Sharks coach said on Tuesday.

“He’s doubtful, which is not good news for us, but Louis [Ludik] has been going really well at fullback.”

The Sharks held their first training session on Tuesday morning following their return from Australia, though it was only a light workout for their weary-legged players.

Plumtree also confirmed that junior Bok Paul Jordaan, who hobbled off against the Queensland side due to a hamstring injury, faced a race against time to be fit for this weekend's clash.


  • gareth.bird.56 - 2012-07-24 15:52

    Rest Lambie for the FINAL! W will need his BMT!!

  • maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-24 16:02

    Rest him for the final !

  • tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 16:03

    More jogging, less pies and beer. Easier to get fit

  • James Parker - 2012-07-24 16:10

    Darn, this is bad news for the Stormers

  • mugelene.hendricks - 2012-07-24 16:24

    This is sad news for the stormers as we would've love to beat a full strenght side from the shark. Shark, we gonna beat you.

      cape.maori - 2012-07-24 16:26

      Typical groot bek stormer supporters! When the Saders klapped you last year (twice) on Newlands, the stormers faithful were leaving the stadium in droves 10 minutes before the final whistle. The Sharks might surprise you guys!

      ron.rielander - 2012-07-24 20:26

      Now imagine if this not so full strength SHARKS teams whips your arses.. he he he he

  • johan.arendse.90 - 2012-07-24 17:57

    Tom darling where is my rent money!!!!!!!!!!!!!cheapskate!!!!

  • ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-24 23:54

    Bad luck Lambie. This will help the Stormers a bit, which is good, but it would have been good to see the Stormers take on a full strength Sharks team. Now just get fit for the Boks. There's not many that can take the 10-jersey if you're not there.

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