Whiteley to miss rest of Super Rugby season

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Lions' chances of winning the Super Rugby title have been hit by the news that captain Warren Whiteley will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

The number eight damaged a joint in his right shoulder in South Africa's 19-13 win over Wales last Saturday and faces a spell on the sidelines.

Whiteley will be sorely missed by the South African Group leaders, who return to action against Sharks this weekend following a break for internationals.

The 28-year-old started for the Springboks in the series-decider against Wales after being named among the replacements for the first two Tests.