Brüssow setback for Boks

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news, Super 14 on 8 Mar 2010 at 07:19
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Springbok rugby has suffered a major setback with the news that flanker Heinrich Brüssow will not play rugby again this year.

Jóhann Thormählen reports for sport24.co.za

The industrious flanker tore knee ligaments in the dying moments of the Cheetahs’ Super 14 match against the Hurricanes on Saturday and will be out for eight months.

Brüssow had been shutting up his critics, who believed he would be less effective because of the stricter interpretation of the laws at the breakdowns.

The fetching flank showed with his work-rate over the past two weeks that he does a lot more than just steal possession from opponents.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské said that Brüssow would only be available again for next year’s Super 15.

South Africa are in the privileged position of having Schalk Burger available and he can still form an outstanding loose-trio with Juan Smith and Pierre Spies.

The national selectors can also look at Deon Stegmann from the Bulls, who is one of the most under-rated fetching flanks in South African rugby.

Brüssow, 23, has played 13 Tests for his country and was crowned as South Africa’s young player of the year for 2009.

Local rugby scribes also voted him the provincial player of the British and Irish Lions tour.

He was one of the Cheetahs’ biggest stars against the Hurricanes.

Drotské said that the injury was a big setback and that Brüssow was irreplaceable.


  • I doubt his loss will be felt by the Boks. We have over cover at looseforward in this country.

    Kabamba :shock: :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.03.10 07:59:00 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : Louw and Louw, Sies hoe vergeet jy die ander Stormers manne :roll: ;-)

    Very sad for Brussow though

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.03.10 08:24:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 2) :

    Just shows you i am NOT biased!!! ;-) :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.03.10 08:40:16 by wpw Reply
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  • really feel bad for the dude. Get well soon, Hein!

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.03.10 08:55:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wish you a speedy recovery Heinrich. Ah well, now he can say bye to Bloem and go and recover in Durbs… :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.03.10 09:34:49 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 5) : yeah, cos you know how we love to buy the crocked ones

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.03.10 09:38:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • This could be a blessing in disguise for the boks for next years WC. He wont be tired and the world may have forgotten how to play him!

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.03.10 11:31:17 by billy Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : agree there not nice to loose a player before the 2011 world cup need our best players in that comp :smile:

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.03.10 23:01:42 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : got to go off this post,(SORRY ROB) what a fanstic game really didn’t think that cheetahs of all teams would be able to win the all mighty team canes just shows you if the team spirit is there and they want a win and take it , it makes be so proud to be s14 supporter for SA :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.03.10 23:07:43 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 5) : if it only can happen :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.03.10 23:08:56 by Charmaine Reply

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