robdylan

John out for 3N


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations on 13 Jul 2008 at 14:46

South Africa were dealt a second cruel blow on Sunday, when it was revealed that Springbok captain John Smit will take no further part in the Tri-Nations series.

www.rugby365.com.

This follows after fellow Bok hooker Bismarck du Plessis was suspended for three weeks for an incident in the South Africa’s 30-28 victory over New Zealand at Carisbrook, Dunedin, at the weekend.

Smit underwent surgery in Johannesburg last week on the groin injury aggravated during the first Tri-Nations Test – a 8-19 loss against the All Blacks in Wellington the previous week.

Smit aggravated his groin injury when he was spear-tackled by All Black lock Brad Thorn in Wellington. Thorn was later cited and banned for just one week – although he and Du Plessis miss the same number of games.

The surgery was successful and a recovery programme is now being instituted.

Despite being sidelined, Smit spoke of his joy Sunday at the Springboks’ historic win in Dunedin.

“I have obviously been very down since I returned home, but the guys brought a smile to my face,” the Bok captain said.

“It was an incredible win, and vindication for all the hard work that has gone in by all involved.

“The All Blacks are formidable opponents, their home record attests to that, and winning there takes something very special. I am over the moon.”

There has been no date set for Smit’s return.

Ongoing assessment will be undertaken by the Bok medical staff upon their return from Australia.



17 Comments

  • well, I guess there goes any chance of him lifting the Currie Cup this season as well.

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.07.08 15:12:49 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : I heard he was going to be back in time to play in the last three CC regular season games and the semis/finals.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.07.08 17:07:25 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Dancing BearTeam captain
     
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 2) : ah – that’ll be good news

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.07.08 17:17:23 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Smit has tree trunks for legs, I imagine that once he hurts one of those trunks, it must take something extra to heal.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.07.08 17:22:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Dancing BearTeam captain
     
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 4) : yeah – good point. His groin gets through a lot of work, I’m sure.

    :shock:

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.07.08 17:33:48 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 2) :

    Will that be enough to save the Sharks CC season….

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.07.08 17:42:00 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player
     
  • @Hmmm (Comment 6) : now now Hmmm, we may not be happy with the Sharks performance so far in the CC, but they are in first place on the log, so at this point in time, it appears their CC season needs no saving.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.07.08 17:44:34 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Dancing BearTeam captain
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : You had to take it that extra step didn’t you Rob!!!! :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.07.08 17:45:07 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Dancing BearTeam captain
     
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 8) : fraid so ;)

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.07.08 17:53:16 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 7) :

    LoL…keep your Sharks underwear on….was just messing with you….

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.07.08 17:56:50 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player
     
  • @Hmmm (Comment 10) : All commando here. :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.07.08 17:59:51 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Dancing BearTeam captain
     
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 11) : yikes!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.07.08 20:15:37 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Hey! one would swear u two r WP supporters…

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.07.08 21:55:07 by wpw Reply
    Author
    wpwAssistant coach
     
  • @wpw (Comment 13) : you still wouldn’t stand a chance ;)

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.07.08 08:18:00 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Hey wpw, are you the oke in the Absa CC ad – the one wearing a WP jersey and traipsing around Newlands? Built on very similar generous lines… :wink:

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.07.08 08:20:01 by Big Fish Reply
    Author
    Big FishAssistant coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 14) :
    Vaya con Dios Don Roberto.

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.07.08 08:24:24 by Big Fish Reply
    Author
    Big FishAssistant coach
     
  • @Big Fish (Comment 16) : muchos gracias, mi bueno amigo

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.07.08 09:34:18 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.