Sharks receive Lambie boost
17 May 2012
Pat Lambie will start for the Sharks at flyhalf when they take on the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein this Saturday.
Lambie suffered a knock to the head in last week’s game against the Force, and needed to prove his fitness ahead of the clash with the Cheetahs. According to the Sharks’ website, the injury isn’t as serious as first feared and so he will continue to play a commanding role at No 10.
Louis Ludik, however, hasn’t recovered from a bicep injury and will miss the match. Riaan Viljoen will slot in at fullback as a result.
Coach John Plumtree has named five forwards on the bench, with three Springbok loose forwards featuring.
Sharks – 15. Riaan Viljoen, 14. JP Pietersen, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Tim Whitehead, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Keegan Daniel (c), 7. Marcell Coetzee, 6. Jacques Botes, 5. Anton Bresler, 4. Steven Sykes, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira.
Subs: 16. Craig Burden, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Willem Alberts, 19. Jean Deysel, 20. Ryan Kankowski, 21. Frederic Michalak, 22. Meyer Bosman.