Looks like Jannie’s in the clear


Du Plessis received a yellow card for his part in the scrap and Weeks was sent off for 50 minutes of the game, and hopefully Sanzar reckon the players have been sufficiently punished.

Yesterday, there was evidence that the Sanzar judicial process can move swiftly when Waratahs wing Rob Horne was this morning cited for a tip tackle in the late game against the Lions last night at Ellis Park, he pleaded guilty, and by early afternoon he had been suspended for three weeks.

The Sharks have a bye this week and then finish up their Super Rugby campaign against their Cape rivals, a fitting derby occasion for Jannie and Bismarck du Plessis’ last match in Sharks colours. They are set to join French club Montpellier after the World Cup in September.

Director of Rugby Gary Gold is hoping to get players back from injury for the encounter following this week’s break, including the two Springbok loose forwards that withdrew at the 11th hour, Willem Alberts and Ryan Kankowski.

“Willem has an on-going ankle niggle and it is just not coming right. You can’t force a guy to play on a sore ankle,” Gold said. “Ryan’s old knee problem flared up after training on Tuesday which was a pity for him after he missed the tour to get it right. Hopefully, they will be okay for the Stormers.” - The Star

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