The Lions will be without lock Wikus van Heerden for their clash against the Hurricanes on Friday, after the Bok lock suffered a concussion following a spear tackle by Andries Strauss. He will be hoping to make a return to the field of play in time to face the Sharks in Durban the following weekend.
In the meantime, Hendrik Roodt will follow on from his debut off the bench for the Lions and start the match against the Hurricanes. Roodt, who has been a bit of a journeyman in his young career so far, started off with the Bulls, moved to the Waratahs for the 2009 and 2010 Super Rugby season, returning to the Cheetahs in 2011 and now representing the Lions.
Andries Strauss was the first South African to go through the new judiciary system, which had the player take advantage of the reduced sentencing bonus for pleading guilty, and got a two week suspension.Tweet