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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Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28