Lambie to miss decisive derby

The Sharks will be without Pat Lambie when they host the Bulls for a must-win match on Friday.

Lambie injured his ankle in the second Test against England on 16 June, and is yet to fully recover. Word from Durban is that the Springbok fullback is unlikely to play against the Bulls at Kings Park.

Like blindside flank Willem Alberts, Lambie will be given more time to prove his fitness. If Lambie doesn’t pass fit, Louis Ludik will fill the void at No 15. Jean Deysel is expected to start at No 7.