Sharks wait on Bismarck

Bismarck du Plessis may be available to start in the Sharks’ final tour match against the Blues.

Coach John Plumtree has confirmed that the Springbok hooker ran with the team on Tuesday at training. Du Plessis picked up a thigh injury in the win over the Brumbies and only featured from the bench in last week’s encounter with the Hurricanes. It is still not known for certain whether he will start this weekend.

‘Bismarck trained today [Tuesday] and we’re certainly hoping he will be available, so we’ll see how he gets through training and make a decision later in the week,’ Plumtree said.

Flyhalf Pat Lambie could also be available for this must-win clash. However, centre Tim Whitehead (groin) and flank Marcell Coetzee (shoulder) are reportedly struggling with injuries.