Hooker Craig Burden has been included in the Sharks’ 25-man touring squad to Argentina in the injury-enforced absence of Akker van der Merwe.
The Sharks will be without the services of Akker van der Merwe and Tendai Mtawarira for the clash against the Lions in Durban on Saturday.
Vodacom Bulls hooker Schalk Brits says Sanzaar needs to reassess their judicial system as he gets set to make his return from a four-match ban against the Crusaders.
Akker van der Merwe is set to make his return to action after being named in the Sharks’ 27-man touring squad to Australasia.
In an appearance on the Dan Nicholl Show, Schalk Brits laughed off the altercation between himself and Akker van der Merwe that saw both players receive red cards and suspensions.
Judicial officer Stefan Terblanche says it’s crucial to understand the sanctioning regulations applied to incidents such as the one involving Schalk Brits and Akker van der Merwe. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Vodacom Bulls hooker Schalk Brits has been handed a four-week suspension for his role in a tussle with Akker van der Merwe, which he will appeal on Tuesday.
Sharks hooker Akker van der Merwe has been handed a three-week suspension for punching Schalk Brits at Kings Park on Saturday.
What we learned from the seventh round of Vodacom Super Rugby, according to CRAIG LEWIS.
Bok hooker Akker van der Merwe has signed with English club the Sale Sharks until 2022.