The Boland Cavaliers will be without loosehead prop Janro van Niekerk and lock Bradley Mockford when they face the Griffons Friday in the last promotion/relegation match at Welkom.
SAPA reports that the Cavaliers scored an easy 54-15 win over the Northern Free Staters when the two teams clashed in Wellington last Friday.
Van Niekerk left the field with an ankle injury 13 minutes before the final whistle, while Mockford was stretchered off the field in what seemed to be a serious neck injury.
It was confirmed on Monday that Van Niekerk tore ligaments, while Mockford injured a muscle in the neck.
Jean Botha, who is at home at loosehead and tighthead prop, seems to be the obvious replacement for Van Niekerk, while Cecil Kemp should stand in for Morckford.
Meanwhile, Griffons coach Harry Pienaar believes his Northern Free Staters should give a good account of themselves, despite the thumping they received last Friday.
They are also holding thumps that flyhalf Kennedy Tsimba will past a fitness test. If declared fit, he could just make things more difficult for the Wellington outfit.Tweet