Sbu Nkosi has been ruled out of the remainder of the Sharks tour of New Zealand and Australia after picking up a hamstring injury.
The Sharks confirmed on Monday that they will be without their Springbok wing for their next three games.
Nkosi sat out the team’s win against the Highlanders after picking up a niggle, but it has since been confirmed that the injury is bad enough that he has had to fly back to Durban.
Marius Louw will link up with the squad ahead of this weekend’s clash with the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.
Nkosi’s place in last weekend’s starting lineup was taken by Madosh Tambwe, who marked his competitive debut for the Sharks with an outstanding performance and had a direct role in two of their tries in Dunedin.
Sharks coach Sean Everitt said he was delighted with how his young team have performed at the start of the season.
‘I’m very happy with where things are at the moment, although we have a new team, the players are learning very quickly. And that’s the sign of a successful side,’ Everitt said.
‘There’s a lot of energy in the group, the guys have toured well and this is a happy team.’
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