Sharks’ tighthead cleared

Sharks prop Wiehahn Herbst has been cleared of dangerous play and will be available to play WP this weekend.

Herbst was yellow-carded for charging into a ruck in last week’s battle with Griquas and later cited for the offence. The player has since faced a disciplinary hearing and been found not guilty.

The verdict is a boost to Sharks coach John Plumtree as he already has two front-rankers in Deon Carstens and Patric Cilliers carrying niggles.

The match against WP is likely to see halfbacks Rory Kockott and Juan Martin Hernandez returning to the starting line-up after an injury layoff. Centre Riaan Swanepoel is also fit for the coastal derby.