Sharks Push For Steyn Availability
The Sharks have requested that SARU allow clearance for Frans Steyn to play in the Super Rugby play-offs should they qualify.
Steyn is ineligible for the play-offs having only recently returned to Durban from France. SANZAR rules stipulate that only players registered before April 1 are allowed to play in the knockout phase of the competition, thus ruling out late recruits such as Steyn and Canadian international Jebb Sinclair.
However, SANZAR rules do make provision for extreme circumstances, like in the event that injuries prevent a franchise from fielding other players.
With Paul Jordaan and Marius Joubert injured, the Sharks have chanced their arm by issuing a request for Steyn to be available.
It’s improbable that SANZAR will let up, however, considering the availability of both Tim Whitehead and Meyer Bosman.