Whitehead worry for Plum

Centre Tim Whitehead is battling a groin injury and is doubtful for the Sharks’ crucial match against the Stormers.

John Plumtree may have to replace the talented No 12 for this encounter, and it seems likely that Meyer Bosman will start in Whitehead’s stead. Plumtree will give Whitehead time to prove his fitness and a final call on his availability will be made later in the week.

Flyhalf Pat Lambie is expected to return this Saturday, meaning the Sharks will field a different 10-12 combination to the one that started, and excelled, against the Cheetahs. Louis Ludik is also available after missing last week’s game with an arm injury.