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Province injury watch: some good to go with the bad


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 27 Sep 2011 at 09:26
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In our ongoing series of articles aiming to bring you up-to-the-minute updates on the injury worries in the Western Province camp ahead of Saturday’s clsh with the Sharks, let’s see what fresh news Tuesday has in store.

The medical team seems to have confirmed that Nick Koster is very unlikely to play in Durban, having suffered a soft tissue injury to the neck. A second loose forward, Tertius Daniller, is also in doubt as the result of an abscess, while it’s the third potential casualty that may have Sharks fans breathing a sigh of relief. Star centre Johann Sadie has a haematoma on his thigh which may just force him out as well.

There’s some better news, with one of the “forgotten men” of WP rugby, prop JC Kritzinger, apparently fit to play after what seems like 19 years on the sidelines. With a frankly horrendous front-row injury list has seen Wicus Blaauw and Steven Kitshoff already ruled out for the season, Kritzinger’s return must seem like manna from Heaven. Ditto that of loose forward Pieter Louw, who looks set to add some experience to a very green-looking back row, missing the likes of Schalk Burger and Duane Vermeulen, in addition to Koster.

The flyhalf cupboard appears to be filling up again as well, with Isma-eel Dollie and Kurt Coleman also fit enough to challenge Lionel Cronje for the number 10 jersey this week.



14 Comments

  • Eish! You’ve got to feel for these guys.

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.09.11 09:35:54 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Pieter Louw is back – things could get ugly real quick!

    The boon would be if Sadie is injured. Not keen to see him running at our balies in midfield.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.09.11 09:43:29 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Pieter Louw at openside not nr.8
    Pieter Louw at openside not nr.8
    Pieter Louw a….

    If I say it enough will it come true?

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.09.11 09:46:06 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 3) : I’m afraid there’s no chance it will come true.

    Without Koster and Daniller, there’s nobody else to play 8.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.09.11 10:09:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    Kolisi. He’s made to play nr.8 IMO.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.09.11 10:16:11 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 5) : he’s made to be flattened by Deysel. IMO :)

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.09.11 10:50:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 3) : Not happening boet, its going. Its going to be 6Carr 7Kolisi 8Louw

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.09.11 15:57:47 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 7) : Licks lips… a very talented pair of flankers, but also very young. Tell Kolisi not to run at Deysel. That will make being mugged seem rather pleasant by comparison :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.09.11 16:10:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.09.11 16:28:00 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Poor louw, plays threequarters of a game and goes into rehab for 7 games.

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.09.11 17:01:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : I’ll feel for them after our match :wink:

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.09.11 17:29:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : ja, me too… and support them wholeheartedly against the Lions :)

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.09.11 17:59:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Precisely!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.09.11 04:49:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Jean Deysel is soft :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.09.11 08:10:16 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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