Tiaan Liebenberg must be very close to getting a few free flights with whichever airline rewards package package he is on.
Liebenberg left to tour with the Stormers on 1 March for their four match tour of Australasia only to return to South Africa, four days after arriving in Brisbane.
The Stormers camp informed us that following the result of scans, which revealed the seriousness of the groin injury, it was decided that Liebenberg must return home to South Africa for rehabilitation. and that Western Province Vodacom Cup hooker Deon Fourie was flying over to Brisbane to provide cover.
Yesterday the Stormers website informed us that Vodacom Stormers hooker Tiaan Liebenberg, who withdrew ahead of the Reds clash three weeks ago, has been declared fit and will head to Perth to rejoin his team today.
Surely he will only arrive in Perth on Wednesday evening some time giving him less than 48 hours to get over any jetlag he may have suffered and then be expected to perform at his peak on Friday night.
He will surely be playing on Friday, because why else would you fly a hooker out to arrive in Perth just three days before your team is due to return to South Africa for a “bye” week after a four week Australasian tour?
Does Rassie Erasmus not have any confidence in his current hookers on tour or is this just plain reactionary management?Tweet