Plum confirms loss of Daniel

Sharks coach John Plumtree has confirmed the loss of Keagan Daniel and Tim Whitehead for the opening rounds of Super Rugby.

Reports from followers earlier suggested injuries to Daniel and Whitehead that would see them out of action from anything between a month and two.

Those visitors to the site have reported that Whitehead broke his arm and will be out for six to eight weeks and Daniel hurt knee ligaments and could be out for anything from four to eight weeks.

Sharks coach Plumtree was contacted and confirmed that the conservative estimate on Daniel is a month and the prognosis on Whitehead is six weeks.