SA Rugby reports that Sharks prop Dale Chadwick is the latest injury casualty. He has a stress fracture in his foot and will likely be out for between four and six weeks. This leaves the Sharks decidedly thin in front row depth.
With Bismarck du Plessis out until mid April at least, this is a huge setback for the Sharks. Allan Dell was immense in the Junior Springbok’s successful World Cup victory, but this is a huge step up for the young man. Sharks fans will be hoping that Beast Mtawarira doesn’t suffer any recurring heart problems.