Double injury blow for Sharks

Date published: April 25 2016

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The Sharks have been dealt hefty injury blows with the news that Cobus Reinach and Philip van der Walt have returned home from New Zealand.

The Springbok scrum-half and hard-working loose forward both suffered injuries in the Sharks' hard-fought 15-14 Super Rugby win over the 14-man Highlanders on Friday.

Reinach has picked up a calf injury while Van der Walt looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a neck injury.

Ahead of this weekend clash with the tournament leaders, the Chiefs, Stefan Ungerer and Giant Mtyanda are flying are flying out to join the Sharks on tour and provide back-up.

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