Richard Ferguson

Round 5 injury update


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super Rugby on 22 Mar 2012 at 08:10
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Tomorrow sees the start of the fifth round of Super Rugby action, and the injuries list continues to grow at a rapid pace. The highlights in this week’s list are as follows:

Isaia Toeava, from the Blues, has been ruled out for the rest of the Super Rugby season, with a hip injury that has never healed properly from the RWC last year. More bad news for the Blues is that Keven Mealamu has been ruled out of this weekend’s match against the Hurricanes. On the positive side though, both Rudi Wulf and David Raikuna are back on the wings.

For the Lions, we can report that Michael Bondesio is struggling with an injury, and we can only wait for confirmation whether he will play this weekend.

For the Bulls, Johann Sadie is back from injury, while Deon Steggman and Dewald Potgieter remain on the crocked list.

For the Sharks, Jean Deysel is no longer on the injured list as he is available, and will be selected for the Sharks XV match, that takes place on Friday evening.

For the Stormers, Rynardt Elstadt played for the Western Province Vodacom Cup team against the Sharks XV last weekend, and has been removed from the injured list as well.

Lastly, Dan Carter is no longer on the injury list for the Crusaders as he has been selected to face the Cheetahs this weekend, while Ryan Crotty also returns from injury to take up the 12 jersey.

If there are any changes, injuries or returns that I have missed, please just mention them below so that I can update the list.

Bulls:
Dewald Potgieter
Deon Steggman

Cheetahs:
Juan Smith
Dusty Noble (Season)

Lions:
Elton Jantjies
Alwyn Hollenbach
CJ van der Linde
JC Janse van Rensburg
Wikus van Heerden
Bandise Maku
Waylon Murray
Michael Bondesio

Sharks:
Beast Mtawarira
Ryan Kankowski
Julian Redelinghuys
Al Hargreaves
JP Pietersen
Wiehahn Herbst
Ross Skeate

Stormers:
Deon Fourie
Schalk Burger

Brumbies:
Fotu Auelua
Robbie Coleman
Colby Faingaa
Leon Power
Siliva Siliva
Matt To’omua

Rebels:
Michael Lipman
Stirling Mortlock
Kurtley Beale
Mitch Inman

Reds:
Quade Cooper
Anthony Faingaa
Chris Feau-Sautia
Peter Hynes (Expected to retire)
David McDuling (Season)
Aidan Toua
Adam Wallace-Harrison
Mike Harris
Ben Lucas

Waratahs:
Rocky Elsom
Damien Fitzpatrick (Season)
Pat McCutcheon (Season)
Drew Mitchell (Season)
Atieli Pakalani
Lachie Turner (Season)
Dan Vickerman

Western Force:
Pat Dellit
Ben McCalman
Napolioni Nalaga
Jordan Rapana (Season)
Cameron Shepherd

Blues:
Anthony Boric
Jerome Kaino (Season)
Isaia Toeava (Season)
Keven Mealamu

Chiefs:
Ben Afeaki
Alex Bradley
Shane Cleaver
Hika Elliot
Brendon Leonard
Lelia Masaga
Toby Smith

Crusaders:
Richie McCaw

Highlanders:
Jarrad Hoeata
Kendrick Lynn
Siale Piutau
Lima Sopoaga
Ben Smith
Shaun Treeby
John Hardy
Chris King

Hurricanes:
Alapati Leiua
Chris Smylie (Season)



30 Comments

  • Surely this is an indication that there is just too much rugby being played?!

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.03.12 08:19:25 by StevieS Reply
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  • It would be good if they rest Bondisio this game, it would give Tian Meyer a chance to show what he has

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.03.12 08:20:01 by Mutley Reply

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  • 4 Injured, 1 suspended :???:

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.03.12 08:25:48 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 2) :

    Tian Meyer is also struggling with an injury, but it is hoped that he will be able to play this weekend.

    He hasn’t been ruled out as yet, so I have not put him on the list.

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.03.12 08:26:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 1) : This is an indication that coaches and trainers have not yet adapted to the amount of rugby being played by players in this era.

    You can’t play them every game, they need to be managed now or you just need to accept injuries. But many of these injuries are acute injuries, which players might well have gotten even if the rugby season was cut in half. Having said this, you can never underestimate the value of giving a player’s body some rest to regain some strength and maybe even prevent acute injuries – the body can only take so much.

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.03.12 08:35:53 by Letgo Reply
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  • Hey Rich, won’t JP be ready for the Waratahs game?

    Even if he is though, I think it would be a good thing if Plum gives him another rest, Bosman and Timmy did a very good job together.

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.03.12 08:37:29 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 6) :

    JPP won’t make the match 22 for the Waratahs game..

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.03.12 08:39:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 3) :

    pending the Lions/Sharks announcements i have 5 injuries , 1 suspension and 1 bye

    that list already includes Al and JPP though

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.03.12 08:55:56 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 8) :

    Four injuries, one bye, two suspensions..

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.03.12 08:58:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) :

    I hate myself for transferring out Wulf ..

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.03.12 09:07:26 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 10) :

    Dude, it happens..

    I had to make my first trade this morning :sad:

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.03.12 09:12:15 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 11) :

    must say SR is much more interesting then CC . We should campaign to get 5 extra transfers for SR :P

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.03.12 09:16:27 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 12) :

    The limited trades makes it very interesting, I think it should stay as it is..

    Maybe work in a clause that a season ending injury in the first five weeks will not be counted as a trade?!

    But its too much fun as it is..

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.03.12 09:20:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) :

    yes true .

    20 weeks to go though . anything can still happen

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.03.12 09:25:03 by Zibbie Reply
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  • I have some hard decisions, like do I trade out Jantjies? Do we know when he is back?

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.03.12 09:27:19 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 14) : And only 10 measly trades :shock:

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.03.12 09:28:23 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 15) :

    Jantjies should be back in a month, if I am not mistaken?

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.03.12 09:29:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 17) : That is a long time.

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.03.12 09:34:07 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 18) :

    Is it worth one of very few trades?

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.03.12 09:36:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 19) : That is the dilemma, it is a key scoring position though. DC is also available now.

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.03.12 09:42:30 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 20) :

    True..

    And you have to consider whether Jantjies will be in the reckoning for those final few weeks?

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.03.12 09:47:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • you have forgotten Rhodes for the Lions, think that Wikus is available??

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.03.12 09:49:17 by dusty Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) :

    That should be JP ‘worlds greatest 13′ Pietersen.

    Please get it right next time!! :roll: :twisted:

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.03.12 09:50:24 by wpw Reply
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  • @dusty (Comment 22) :

    My apologies..

    I will confirm Wikus as soon as the Lions squad is announced, but I think he is still out..

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.03.12 09:51:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) :

    Hahaha.. I will make sure of that Wes..

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.03.12 09:52:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : Put down the bottle of Haterade, Pensie. :twisted:

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.03.12 09:54:11 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : Still hurting from Jacques “The World’s Greatest Mercenary” Fourie leaving? :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.03.12 10:02:44 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 27) :
    :lol:

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.03.12 10:10:35 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 27) :

    Not at all.

    We have an able replacement in Juan ‘inside step’ De Jongh! ;-)

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.03.12 12:11:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : Glad you got it right Wes! :twisted:

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.03.12 12:18:49 by Ben Reply

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