Sharks sweat over Lambie injury

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:17

NEWS: Sharks coach Robert du Preez confirmed there was concern over captain and flyhalf Patrick Lambie's back injury.

Lambie, who has suffered a succession of injuries in the last few seasons, hurt his back in a tackle in the 37-14 win over the Waratahs at the weekend.

"At this stage, I am not too sure [about the extent of the injury]," Du Preez said.

"It is obviously not great. He is a tough guy, but hopefully, it's not too serious."

Loose forward Philip van der Walt went to the hospital for scans after an on-field collision.

However, he will go through all the concussion protocols before a call on his availability is made.

French import Clement Poitrenaud is struggling with a groin strain, but the coach felt he should be fine to face the Southern Kings in Durban this coming Saturday.

Du Preez said there was a "really good vibe" in the camp after back-to-back victories.

"The players have worked really hard," the coach said, adding: "We were very disappointed with that first game against the Reds.

"However, there has been good improvement every game."

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