The Springboks & the Sharks will be sweating over the fitness of captain Siyamthanda Kolisi who limped off the pitch in the Durban side’s 22-22 draw with Munster in the United Rugby Championship on Saturday.
Kolisi seems to have suffered a knee injury in the first 10 minutes of the match. The knee was strapped up by the Sharks’ medical team before the flanker joined the action once again. He was, however, swiftly replaced by Phepsi Buthelezi.
“We’ll have to wait for the doctor to do a proper assessment on Siya’s knee and give the feedback to us,” said Sharks Director of Rugby, Neil Powell.
“But that’s why you have 23 players and not just 15 – we have enough quality players to stand in for him, I think Phepsi is a very good player.”
Kolisi’s injury comes months before the world cup, which is viewed by some sporting commentators, as a cause for concern. Article by Ntsako Mkhari
Written by: Lindiwe Mabena