Another Bull-Bok ruled out

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship, WP on 15 Aug 2012 at 10:32
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Bulls hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has had to withdraw from the Springbok Rugby Championship squad as the result of a knee injury sustained in training on Tuesday.

According to SA Rugby, Ralepelle’s knee strain will keep him out of action for at least the first two tests against Argentina – as a result, he’s been removed from the squad and replaced by Western Province hooker Tiaan Liebenberg, who already trained with the squad in Cape Town this morning.

It’s not yet clear who will replace Liebenberg in Western Province’s Currie Cup side to take on Griquas this weekend. Captain Deon Fourie could, of course, move back into the number 2 jersey from open side flank, but given the drastic shortage of fit loose forward options in the Cape at present, that move could cause further problems too.


  • bulls dropping like flys, it is helping our national cause, now for a few more like sideshow bob

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.08.12 10:36:18 by Dunx Reply
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  • Slowly the effects of too much rugby is taking its toll..

    Watch this space for further injuries!

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.08.12 10:55:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Slightly relieved that Burden has not been called up.

    It is unlikely that they will take any part anyway, so why keep him from our Currie Cup team..

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.08.12 11:01:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • When he is actually injury free, he does a decent job…

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.08.12 11:12:47 by Uli Reply
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  • Ah nice. Now we have the dirtiest player in SA Rugby in the squad. Fatso Liebenberg doesn’t add any skill to our Bok team and he is a posterboy for bad influence. Hairpulling, tripping, hitting… I would have preferred Deon Fourie as a call-up.

    It’s sad to see that the Bulls with injuries are Spies and Ralepelle in stead of Kirchner and Morne. Why is it always the crap players having injury-free careers?

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.08.12 12:20:03 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : what’s the chances that he will still be available to play for province if not picked?

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.08.12 12:21:49 by Franshark Reply
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  • They are dropping like flies…

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.08.12 12:24:22 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 6) :

    Zero.. WP has just announced a revised team for the weekend..

    Check the latest article

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.08.12 12:26:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 8) : thanks

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.08.12 12:30:20 by Franshark Reply
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  • I wish that Burden had received a call-up. He really deserves a shot!

    And having a guy on the bench who covers wing and hooker is awesome :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.08.12 12:40:32 by ChrisS Reply
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  • I would have preferred Burden gets called up. Will make it easier for the Lions to win Saturday.

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.08.12 12:49:59 by Mutley Reply

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  • @ChrisS (Comment 10) :

    He would never have seen the bench, just like Liebenberg will never wear the Green and Gold..

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.08.12 12:51:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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