Richard Ferguson

Injuries mounting for all teams


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 20 Feb 2012 at 11:50
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The Waratahs will hold onto selecting their team to face the Reds in their first clash of the season as they wait on players to recover from injuries and niggles. A host of stars are already set to miss the start of the season, but fresh injuries after their win over Tonga this weekend has coach Michael Foley worried.

We have already reported that Lachie Turner is out for a majority of the season, and that Drew Mitchell is in a race to be fit for the second week of matches, but fresh news is that Mitchell might only be back as late as April, meaning he will miss the first five rounds of action, at the very least.

Amongst the forwards, Dan Vickerman is set to miss the opening rounds, and might even be forced into retirement following a bone stress in his tibia, and then Rocky Elsom is also struggling with a niggling hamstring.

Fresh injury concerns revolve around Adam Ashley-Cooper and Berrick Barnes, who both sat out training on Monday, Ashley-Cooper with a leg injury and Barnes with a groin strain.

All of the above players form part of the Waratahs core group of leaders and without these players the experience in the starting team will be very limited. The worst of all is that they face their main rivals for top spot in the Aussie conference, the Reds, and could set them back a long way if these players take their time in getting back to full fitness.

Amongst the other teams we have the following injuries that we can report on:

Bulls – Wynand Olivier, Dewald Potgieter
Cheetahs – Juan Smith, Coenie Oosthuizen
Sharks – Beast Mtawarira, Julian Redelinghuys, Willem Alberts, Jean Deysel
Waratahs – Lachie Turner, Drew Mitchell, Dan Vickerman, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Berrick Barnes
Crusaders – Dan Carter, Richie McCaw
Reds – Quade Cooper
Lions – Bandiso Maku, Waylon Murray, Ross Cronje
Highlanders – Shaun Treeby, Kendrick Lynn, Kade Poki, Siale Piutau, Jarrad Hoeata, Josh Bekhuis
Stormers – Deon Fourie, Rynhardt Elstadt.
Hurricanes – Reggie Goodes



59 Comments

  • Lions: Bandiso Maku, Waylon Murray & Scrummie Cronje

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.02.12 11:53:35 by LionsinPTA Reply
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  • @LionsinPTA (Comment 1) :

    Thank you!!

    Welcome to the site by the way!

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.02.12 11:55:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Highlanders – Shaun Treeby, Kendrick Lynn, Kade Poki, Siale Piutau, Jarrad Hoeata, Josh Bekhuis

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.02.12 11:58:03 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 3) :

    Thanks dude..

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.02.12 12:00:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : no problem.
    Not for the faint hearted “@KenBorland: That’s a proper gash! RT @DewaldPotgieter: Dont know if the pic is gonna show, not for the fainthearted though. http://t.co/oa45Hu0n

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.02.12 12:10:48 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 5) : That’s nasty! :shock:

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.02.12 12:14:56 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) : I agree :???:

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.02.12 12:20:50 by Franshark Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 5) :

    what does the window look like ? :shock:

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.02.12 12:31:43 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Jacques Potgieter from the Bulls also out injured at the moment.

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.02.12 12:33:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Coenie Oosthuizen out for the moment, but fit to play by Week 3, or sometime on their overseas tour.

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.02.12 12:44:00 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @slammerboy (Comment 5) : one of my fav none sharks players.wish him a speedy recovery.

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.02.12 12:44:50 by bergshark Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 10) :

    Oh thanks!

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.02.12 12:44:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 11) :

    That explains a lot!

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.02.12 12:45:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Stormers – Deon Fourie, Rynhardt Elstadt.

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.02.12 12:49:44 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Hurricanes just lost their Pretoria born, and mostly raised (went to Affies) prop Reggie Goodes for the season.

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.02.12 12:53:35 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 14) :
    @hendrikp (Comment 15) :

    Thanks and thanks again!

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.02.12 12:54:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 16) :

    I might have well have listed this myself :P

    The Chiefs are missing Liam Messam also. Possibly only Week 1.

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.02.12 12:57:48 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Brumbies – Pat McCabe out for a long while.

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.02.12 12:59:07 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 18) :

    Where did you see that?

    Did he get injured in their friendly?

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.02.12 13:00:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : you sure robdylan hasn’t said he likes dewald potgieter as well..?

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.02.12 13:01:12 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 19) :

    Uhm, I read it somewhere. Gimme a minute.

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.02.12 13:02:39 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 20) :

    I have no idea, but if he had made that comment, I would have said the same thing..

    Not sure what your point is?

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.02.12 13:03:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 21) :

    No stress.. I just know I saw him selected for a game in last week sometime. I quite rate the guy.

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.02.12 13:04:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 21) :

    Daily Telegraph says they are unlikely to have him Rd 1 due to still recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.

    Must have changed their minds about him during the warm-up game.

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.02.12 13:04:48 by hendrikp Reply

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  • I’ve had to make 6 trades from my original squad on FL already and the season hasn’t even started.

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.02.12 13:06:12 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 24) :

    I see.. thank you..

    Hope to see him in action this season..

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.02.12 13:07:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 25) : I’ve had to make at least one trade each day for the past two weeks! Saddest was having to trade out Beast

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.02.12 14:17:09 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 25) : @Die Kriek (Comment 27) :

    haha . thats why i wait for team sheets to roll in :p

    will have a busy Thursday evening it seems

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.02.12 14:51:12 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 28) : I tend to forget when I procrastinate, so I’d rather pick early, swap out as news comes in, and have one or two wrong, than miss an entire round

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.02.12 14:58:15 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Updates

    Jarrod Hoeata – out for 1st 2 months with a ripped pectoral muscle

    Blues
    Tony Woodcock – out for first few rounds

    Brumbies
    Colby Faingaa – ankle – unknown return
    Fotunuupule Auelua – knee – think out for the season
    Robbie Coleman – sternum – unknown return
    Siliva Siliva – knee – unknown return

    Reds
    Adam Wallace-Harrison – back in round 1/2
    Aiden Toua – back in 1 month to 6 weeks
    Rod Davies – back in round 1/2
    Scott Higginbotham – shoulder – back in round 2

    Waratahs
    Rocky Elsom – Hamstring – unknown return
    Dan Vickerman – word on the street is his knee is shot and may be forced to retire!

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.02.12 15:31:36 by slammerboy Reply
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  • Dan V was in almost all my fantasy teams, had to do some mopping up when I first read he was out

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.02.12 15:39:52 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @slammerboy (Comment 30) :

    Elsom, as stated in the article, might be ready to face the Reds this weekend, he just sat out training today..

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.02.12 15:43:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • De Jongh out for the Stormers.

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.02.12 17:04:43 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 33) : Does that mean Habana moves to 13?

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.02.12 17:07:44 by beet Reply
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  • Joe Pietersen will miss the game against the Hurricanes with a hamstring niggle

    Nick Koster is carrying a knee injury and will also miss the fixture

    Not that he would have participate but Ruan Botha got concussed in the warm up so won’t be available

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.02.12 17:08:02 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 35) : maybe you should right the weekly injury reports for the benefit of all those FL fans :smile:

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.02.12 17:17:17 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 36) : I’ll do some digging following the weekends games and then let you know who is in A&E or the hospital or physio bed

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.02.12 17:53:59 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 5) :

    Eina! :shock:

    I’m gonna look at every window with trepidation for the rest of my life.

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.02.12 18:28:38 by LordHope Reply

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  • Morning SW :smile:

    gee this FL is getting to me trades and trades with all the injury’s

    KSA?
    can we PLEASe start over i think most of us did our teams to early

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.02.12 10:44:27 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 39) :

    Trades this week are still free Chaz..

    They only start counting once the rugby actually starts

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.02.12 10:46:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Can anyone tell me how long will

    Dan Carter, Richie McCaw, Siale Piutau Adam Ashley Cooper and most odf all Jean Deysel be out for :???:

  • Comment 41, posted at 21.02.12 10:49:55 by chaz Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 40) :

    Thanks that is great :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 21.02.12 10:50:39 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 41) :

    Dan Carter and Richie McCaw will likely only be back in April..

    Adam Ashley Cooper will only be out for a few weeks, maybe even just one..

    Deysel will be back for when the Sharks go on tour, end of March

  • Comment 43, posted at 21.02.12 10:52:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 43) :

    Thanks Rich

  • Comment 44, posted at 21.02.12 10:53:33 by chaz Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 43) :

    And Siale Piutau

  • Comment 45, posted at 21.02.12 10:54:44 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 45) :

    I don’t know…

  • Comment 46, posted at 21.02.12 10:55:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 45) : chaz injuries are listed in the main article. If you hear of any please do let us know esp for those who play the FR

  • Comment 47, posted at 21.02.12 10:57:22 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 46) : Thanks can u find out please (somehow)

    @slammerboy (Comment 47) :
    I know i read it but those i named are in my FL and would not like to trade them if they are only out for a week or 2, but if i do get to now i will let SW know :smile: ;-)

  • Comment 48, posted at 21.02.12 11:00:58 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 48) : is your google broken?

  • Comment 49, posted at 21.02.12 11:02:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 48) :

    Yeah sure Chaz..

    Let me just my job on hold while I make sure you don’t lose a trade..

  • Comment 50, posted at 21.02.12 11:03:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 50) : you’re a legend :)

  • Comment 51, posted at 21.02.12 11:05:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 48) :

    At least six weeks

  • Comment 52, posted at 21.02.12 11:05:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 48) : Siale Piutau had an ankle operation… I wouldn’t count on him being back any time soon. Not sure why you’d want him in your squad anyway, but hey, that’s just me…

    He shares a birthday with me. Amazing things you learn when doing Google searches on behalf of other people…. :)

  • Comment 53, posted at 21.02.12 11:06:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 50) :

    eish Rich you really don’t have to do that, i was only asking if you do hear sth will you let us know please :sad:

    @robdylan (Comment 49) : No why,
    what did i do wrong now :???:

  • Comment 54, posted at 21.02.12 11:07:51 by chaz Reply

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  • The rest of the Highlanders injuries:

    • Kade Poki – knee (return unknown)
    • Colin Slade – hernia (another two weeks)
    • Siale Piutau – ankle (six weeks)
    • Kendrick Lynn – neck (two months)
    • Tamati Ellison – Japan (two weeks)
    • Shaun Treeby – knee (unknown)
    • James Haskell – Japan (two weeks)
    • Josh Bekhuis hip – (unknown)
    • Jarrad Hoeata shoulder – (two months)
    • Jamie Mackintosh pelvis – (unknown)

  • Comment 55, posted at 21.02.12 11:10:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 55) :

    Both Haskell and Ellison are now back with the Highlanders, as per my article yesterday.

  • Comment 56, posted at 21.02.12 11:10:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : thanks Rob,

    i don’t know either, its the thing with me sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, that is just going with my heart and not with my head its a name thing i guess ;-)

  • Comment 57, posted at 21.02.12 11:11:28 by chaz Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 55) :
    thanks Rich

  • Comment 58, posted at 21.02.12 11:12:16 by chaz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) : :lol:

  • Comment 59, posted at 21.02.12 11:12:50 by chaz Reply

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