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Sharks hit with more injuries
April 29, 2013
The Sharks' Francois Steyn runs into the Chiefs' Sam Cane, Chiefs v Sharks, Super Rugby, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, April 27, 2013
The dismissal of Frans Steyn's foul play charge is a welcome piece of good news for the injury-ravaged Sharks © Getty Images
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The Sharks have lost another player to injury ahead of their match against the Highlanders, with scrum-half Cobus Reinach returning home to Durban.

Reinach suffered an ankle injury late in the 37-29 loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday and will be replaced in the squad by Tian Meyer. The Sharks departed on their four-match Australasian tour with a side already depleted by injuries and have lost two more on tour - the lively Reinach and speedy centre Paul Jordaan, who was injured in training last week.

Their New Zealand coach John Plumtree was at least handed one dose of good news ahead of Saturday's match in Dunedin, when a SANZAR judicial hearing dismissed the citing of centre Frans Steyn for alleged foul play on Chiefs counterpart Tim Nanai-Williams.

"Our midfield been decimated, so it's fantastic that we have relief there with Frans' not guilty verdict," Plumtree said. "But the frustrating thing for us has been all the injuries. Not being able to play regular combinations has made life more difficult for our attack."


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