It’s happened to the Lions and Sharks already, but now it’s the Cheetahs who’re battling to pick a fit front-row for their final tour match against the Hurricanes. There’s something about the 2012 edition of Super Rugby that is like kryptonite to South Africa’s front rankers, it would seem.
Naka Drotske told Rugby365 that both of last week’s starters, Trevor Nyakane and Lourens Adriaanse, are in serious doubt for this weekend’s game after picking up calf and hamstring problems respectively. This is somewhat tempered by the return to full fitness of WP Nel and Coenie Oosthuizen; the former sat out altogether against the Crusaders while the latter was only cleared to play 40 minutes.
Whichever of Nyakane and Adriaanse is less crocked by the time the game kicks off will sit on the bench, with Nyakane currently looking the more likely.Tweet