Whitehead to miss Hamilton decider

Tim Whitehead has been ruled out of the Super Rugby final with a broken hand but Pat Lambie and Paul Jordaan have passed fitness tests.

Whitehead sustained the injury in last Saturday’s semi-final against the Stormers. The Sharks are now without two No 12 options (Frans Steyn is ineligible), and so Meyer Bosman could start at inside centre against the Chiefs.

Lambie (ankle) and Jordaan (hamstring) didn’t feature last week, but are expected to play in Hamilton.

Sharks touring squad: Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Willem Alberts, Anton Bresler, Keegan Daniel (c), Marcell Coetzee, Ryan Kankowski, Charl McLeod, Frederic Michalak, Lwazi Mvovo, Meyer Bosman, JP Pietersen, Louis Ludik, Craig Burden, Wiehahn Herbst, Steven Sykes, Jean Deysel, Jacques Botes, Odwa Ndungane, Riaan Viljoen, Patrick Lambie, Paul Jordaan.