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Uncertain: Pat Lambie will be out for at least six to eight weeks.

Springboks star fractures vertebrae

South Africa's Sharks will be without captain Pat Lambie for an estimated six to eight weeks after the flyhalf suffered a fractured vertebrae in the warm-up before Saturday's 37-14 Super Rugby victory over the New South Wales Waratahs.

Sharks might have timed run to perfection

Danger man: Ben Barba.

Before a ball was kicked in the 2016 season, I selected the Cronulla Sharks to win this year's premiership. I see no reason to change my opinion at this time.

Sharks edge Jaguares in thriller

Kicking on: Patrick Lambie's boot proved the difference for the Sharks against the Jaguares.

A last-minute Pat Lambie penalty goal has given the Durban-based Sharks a 25-22 victory over the Jaguares in a Super Rugby thriller in Buenos Aires.

Chiefs grind out tough win over Sharks

Too strong: Seta Tamanivalu of the Chiefs breaks away for a try.

They were outscored three tries to two, but the Chiefs clung on to edge out the Sharks 24-22 in New Plymouth on Friday night to stay top of the Super Rugby table.

Four week ban for horror tackle

Willie Le Roux of the Sharks and Jason Emery of the Highlanders are attended to after the incident.

Highlanders midfield back Jason Emery has been suspended for four weeks for his collision with airborne Sharks fullback Willie le Roux.

Sharks pip Highlanders in Super Rugby

On the charge: Liam Squire of the Highlanders charges into the Sharks defence.

The Highlanders, a man down for most of the match following a red card, have produced a gutsy effort before falling to the Sharks 15-14 and their second successive one-point Super Rugby defeat.

Blues win ugly to snap losing streak

 Rieko Ioane of the Blues fends Lwazi Mvovo of the Sharks.

On a night when the Blues had so many reasons to front, they instead dished up a muddled and messy display. Their 23-18 victory over the Sharks was the definition of winning ugly.