Monday, 15th May 2017: Cell C Sharks Head Coach Robert du Preez has released the names of the 25 players who departed for Singapore today, ahead of the Cell C Sharks match against the Sunwolves on Saturday, 20th May.
Coenie Oosthuizen has been rested this week in line with the Springbok rest protocol. Three other players were not considered for tour selection due to picking up injuries in the match against the Kings. The three players are:
Jeremy Ward (broken nose) – He will undergo surgery and is expected to be out for approximately six weeks.
Pat Lambie (concussion symptoms) – Due to his history, The Sharks medical team are being cautious and therefore he has not travelled with the team.
Rhyno Smith (Pectoral Muscle Tear) – He is seeing a specialist today to determine treatment plan.
The touring squad are:
|Chiliboy Ralepelle||Benhard Janse van Rensburg|
|Daniel du Preez||Cobus Reinach|
|Etienne Oosthuizen||Garth April|
|Franco Marais||Johan Deysel|
|Jacques Vermeulen||Kobus van Wyk|
|Jean-Luc du Preez||Lukhanyo Am|
|John-Hubert Meyer||Lwazi Mvovo|
|Juan Schoeman||Michael Claassens|
|Lourens Adriaanse||S’bura Sithole|
|Philip van der Walt||Sbu Nkosi|
|Thomas du Toit|
Du Preez was justifiably angry after the Kings match and said: “I am very disappointed with the result and there are no excuses to be made. We were beaten by a team who played with more passion.
“We need to take accountability this week and make the step up. There is a lot to play for in this competition and we are playing for a quarter-final spot.”