Whiteley to miss rest of Super Rugby season


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.