Burke out for 3 months

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 25 Jun 2008 at 14:38

The Boland Kavaliers suffered a huge setback on Wednesday when their captain and hooker Conrad Burke was ruled out for three months with a torn pectoral muscle.

Burke was injured shortly before he ran 40 metres for the winning try against the Valke at Brakpan last weekend which gave the Kavaliers a 48-42 victory.

Boland coach Deon Davids said Burke’s injury is a big blow and that he will be missed in the next couple of weeks.

In his absence Clemen Lewis will wear the No 2 jersey with experienced centre Piet van Zyl takes over the captaincy.

Hardworking flanker and Sevens Springbok Zolano Mofu returns to the side of the scrum after a successful tour with Chester Williams’ side to the Nations Cup tournament in Romania.

Davids also opted to retain young Jean Botha at loosehead prop and will start with strongman Janro van Niekerk on the bench.

The Boland team is:

Justin Peach, John Daniels, Piet van Zyl (capt), Lionel Cornelius, Alvin Hugo, Elgar Watts, Marnus Hugo, Dries van Schalkwyk, Frankie Horne, Zolani Mofu, Coenie Basson, Cecil Kemp, Andries Human, Clemen Lewis, Jean Botha. Replacements: Pieter Wium, WP Nel, Janto van Niekerk, Frikkie Spies, Angelo Brinkhuys, Neil Papier, Deon Scholtz. – Sapa


  • He is not in my FL team so who cares!

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.06.08 14:43:50 by MorneN Reply
    MornéTeam captain
  • John Daniels… :shock:

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.06.08 14:44:40 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • The two frontrunners both have him. I have Piet van Zyl :-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.06.08 14:48:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • Bad news for Boland.

    Good to see that Deon Davids is coaching the team, I was baffled last week when press reports were refering to Louis Koen as their coach.

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.06.08 14:59:38 by Salmonoid Reply
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    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
  • Frankie Horn played really well in the 7′s…

    Where is Stephan Basson? I need FL points…

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.06.08 14:59:42 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player
  • Rob why are you not on MSN?

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.06.08 15:01:02 by MorneN Reply
    MornéTeam captain
  • Thats sux, Thats a major disadvantage to our FL teams

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.06.08 16:08:20 by flop Reply

    Vodacom Cup player
  • Why does the coach say he that he will be missed in the next couple of weeks, if he is out for 3 months. Thats not a couple of weeks?

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.06.08 16:13:18 by flop Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) :
    Louis Koen & Christoff Lotter is co coaches. Why are you baffled by Koen the coach?

    Watch out the Boland nr9, Marnus Hugo, he spent a year in your academy. Also good to see Human still playing. He and Botha sure can scrum a bit.

    Rob is this also a 50 + victory for the Sharks?

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.06.08 11:17:51 by PaarlBok Reply

    PaarlBokCurrie Cup player
  • @Hmmm (Comment 5) : Look like Stefan Basson is put back on the bench after the one fatty van Niekerk withdraw. Sound like Stefan have recieved a yellow for a high tackle in the Valke match and maybe the reason why he wasnt pick original.

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.06.08 12:49:31 by PaarlBok Reply

    PaarlBokCurrie Cup player

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