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Kolisi the latest Province casualty


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Springboks, WP on 27 Aug 2012 at 08:43
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The latest injury blow in what is starting to seem a little like a sick joke for Western Province – particularly among the loose forwards – has come with the news that star flanker Siya Kolisi will play no further role this season.

Province coach Allister Coetzee confirmed yesterday that Kolisi suffered a broken thumb during his side’s narrow loss to the Lions this weekend. He will require surgery to mend the break and will thus be out of action for at least the rest of the year. Province have already lost Schalk Burger and Nizaam Carr for the season, while Duane Vermuelen has only just returned from injury and Nick Koster and Rynhardt Elstadt are both currently on the injured list too. Adding Kolisi’s name to that list means they will need to dip even further into their Vodacom Cup loose forward pool to get them through the Currie Cup.

Kolisis’s injury is as ironic as it is tragic. Having just secured a maiden call up to the Bok squad, he has been released for just this one game (having missed out on the tour squad for Argentina) and was widely tipped to be named in the next squad to tour to Australia and New Zealand, given the poor performance of the Bok loosies in Mendoza on Saturday night. His Bok dream is in tatters as a result of this one and will presumably need to wait until 2013 or beyond before pulling on that green jersey for the first time.

Province are expected to lose yet another loose forward this week, with Duane Vermeluen likely to be named in the Bok squad on Tuesday.



18 Comments

  • Pity for the Kid, Personally i woulda had him last week in place of Potgieter

    Other news Rob! the Guy presenting E news sports said on the news this AM that Jantjes could be Sharks bound

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.08.12 08:55:19 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Very sad news for Kolisi, was really hoping to see him in the green and gold sometime this season :cry:

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.08.12 09:06:08 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 1) : I guess he “could” be heading for anywhere.

    Personally, I don’t want him. Lovely player, but how does it help SA Rugby to have him and Lambie in the same team?

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.08.12 09:17:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Would just be more of ‘Lambie must play 15′

    This is going to end exactly the way it did for Frans. Lambie can’t settle. Every time I see a northward bound article, I fear that it’s going to be Lambie

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.08.12 09:30:44 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 4) : yup.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.08.12 09:31:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well lets wait and see, i dont think it has been confirmed etc,

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.08.12 09:33:33 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Still think for his own and the good of SA rugby, the Stormers is his best bet.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.08.12 09:33:34 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 7) : I think we will stifle him here, I don’t think he’ll fit in with the structures of all out defence, and he’ll be going from having a brilliant backline coach to having an “encouraging” backline coach.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.08.12 09:46:07 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    Yup, you’re right.

    Jantjies to Durban would just cause problems (not him, just the situation of having him and Lambie both).

    Never thought I’d say this, because I don’t think he’s Bok quality… but I’d like to see him in a Stormers jersey.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.08.12 10:06:14 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : @sharks_lover (Comment 1) : Agree, would be great for the Sharks but it wouldnt be in his (or Lambies) best interests. Stormers need him badly though and have been setting their sights on him.

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.08.12 10:22:30 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 8) : I honestly think he could be accommodated in the structures there. I suspect there are at least one or two people in the Stormers/WP coaching structures that could recognise his value and also realize that it may necessitate a change in some of the backline tactics. I think AC is one of them.

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.08.12 11:09:40 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 11) : I hope so, just worried we’re going to crush his talent, and after 1 or 2 too many missed tackles he may be dropped. I also think the massive favouritism Grant owns there might see Jantjies getting very little game time, which would be an incredible waste.

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.08.12 11:22:13 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 12) : Which union do you think will be ideal for him, as far as putting his talents to the best use are concerned?

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.08.12 11:30:30 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 13) : Tough one, Kings then back to Lions? There aren’t many options are there? Everywhere else he’d play 2nd fiddle to better/similar players (other than the Bulls who really like their dependable Morne).

    He could have worked at the Sharks if Lambie settled at fullback, but with Ludik having claimed it (and the frenchie now gone) I doubt he’ll be spending much time there.

    He can def come here, I would be happy to see him in the Stormers jersey.

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.08.12 11:52:09 by molly Reply
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  • I think Stormers need him but they do seem to have Grant (and the game plan that fits around him) entrenched. Like I said I wouldnt mind him at the Sharks but if that happens one really talented flyhalf will be frustrated at least some of the time. Kings seems to be the best bet then as far as game time goes.

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.08.12 12:07:33 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • sad this as he is a exciting player

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.08.12 12:21:41 by Dunx Reply

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  • How did an article about Kolisi’s injury become one about Elton/Lambie?

    Sharkslover, ek gaan vir jou klap! :wink:

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.08.12 13:35:22 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 17) : Sharks website wpw. What were you expecting?

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.08.12 13:43:15 by Die Kriek Reply

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