Deysel to boost Sharks
13 Mar 2012
Sharks coach John Plumtree is optimistic that he will have loose forward Jean Deysel available for selection for the Australasian leg of their campaign.
Deysel has suffered a string of injuries in his time at the Sharks, the latest being a knee problem that has kept him sidelined since last year. However, he will be included in their training this week, and while he is unlikely to be considered for selection for the Reds, Plumtree says he could well be on Sunday’s flight to Sydney.
‘We hope Deysel will be available to go with us on tour and we are planning to bring him back into team work this week,’ Plumtree told Supersport.com. ‘The good news is he’s looking really good and his knee is a lot better than it was in the Currie Cup final. He’s very close to being ready to play again and we hope he might be able to get in some rugby this week with the Vodacom Cup side and then he can hop on the plane with us.’
The Sharks duo of Ryan Kankowski and Alistair Hargreaves are nursing injuries and won’t tour, but Plumtree added that both will be ready to resume duty when the team returns.