The Cell C Sharks take on the EP Kings at Kings Park in the Currie Cup on Saturday. Kick-off is at 14:00. Dr Alan Kourie, Sharks team doctor, has released a medical update on the state of Thomas Du Toit, Conrad Hoffman, Stephan Lewies and Jacques Botes. Du Toit is unlikely to make the weekend as he is still struggling with a toe injury.
Hoffman has a buttock strain, Lewies a chronic knee problem and Botes a SC joint sprain. Fitness calls will be made later in the week on the trio. Ahead of this weekend’s match Sharks forwards coach Paul Anthony said, “Winning at Loftus is big, for anybody, but the secret is to put that behind us and turn our attention to the next challenge. All our thinking is now on the EP Kings. They will come here with nothing to lose and we need to focus purely on them.”