Lambie's season comes to an end

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:20
Large patrick lambie ball Large cobus reinach injured

Not only did the Sharks' unbeaten run come to an end, they have lost the services of one of their key play-makers for the rest of the season.

Not only did the Sharks' unbeaten run come to an end, they have lost the services of one of their key play-makers for the rest of the season.

It was confirmed on Monday that Patrick Lambie's pectoral muscle injury - sustained in the opening minutes of their 19-23 loss to the Bulls in Pretoria at the weekend - will rule him out for the rest of the season.

Lambie was injured when his arm was over-extended in a weak tackle.

It was initially suggested Lambie would be sidelined for only about six to eight weeks, but scans revealed a torn biceps tendon.

Lambie will undergo surgery later this week, with recovery taking up to six months.

Added to that is confirmation that scrumhalf Cobus Reinach will also be sidelined for some time.

Reinach, who fractured hand and left the field minutes after Lambie, underwent surgery on Monday.

He will be out of action for up to eight weeks.

He will miss the Sharks' home game against the Waratahs in Durban this coming Saturday, as well as three matches in April - the Lions away (April 12), at home to the Cheetahs (April 19) and Highlanders (April 25).

He will also miss at least part of the tour to Australasia, if not all - when they face the Rebels (in Melbourne, May 2), Brumbies (Canberra, May 10), Crusaders (Christchurch, May 17) and the Blues (Albany, May 23).

The loss of the pair is a huge blow to the Sharks' aspirations of ending their Super Rugby title drought.

Director of Rugby Jake White spoke at length about how they struggled to cope with the loss of Lambie and Reinach inside the first 10 minutes against the Bulls.

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Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
SUPER RUGBY
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19