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Two big blows for Lions


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content on 1 Oct 2013 at 10:03
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The Lions suffered two serious backline injuries during Friday night’s home loss to the Sharks, according to a report in Beeld this morning.

Few will be surprised to hear the centre Dylan des Fountain’s season is over, after the injury prone former Western Province player was carted off the field clutching his knee. The good news is that des Fountain has already had successful surgery to repair a meniscus tear and shouldn’t be out of action for an inordinate amount of time; his 2013 season, though, is definitely over, leaving the Lions scratching their heads for cover at inside cente, after already losing Alwyn Hollenbach.

Equally concerning to the coaching staff is the news that Elton Jantjies appears to have sustained a season-ending ankle injury. The out-of-favour Bok pivot was well on his way to turning in a match winning performance for his side when forced from the field and while the Lions will now turn to Marnitz Boshoff as an able replacement at flyhalf, they will need to replace the latter at fullback, a position in which he has come strongly to the fore in recent weeks.

The Lions face Western Province at Newlands this weekend and will additionally need to overcome the hurdle caused by Franco van der Merwe’s Bok call-up.



33 Comments

  • Province!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.10.13 10:05:50 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • Harold Vorster or JP du Plessis will play 12.

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.10.13 10:12:09 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Son Of Mayhem (Comment 1) : how exactly is it in our interests for Province to win this weekend?

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.10.13 10:16:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sadly this weekends game just went province’s way…

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.10.13 10:54:51 by R Hayward Reply

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  • Another blow will be losing Franco vd Merwe for this game. Boshoff not at all a bad holding job replacement at flyhalf.

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.10.13 11:12:37 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 5) :

    Wait, did I say that? :)

    The Lions face Western Province at Newlands this weekend and will additionally need to overcome the hurdle caused by Franco van der Merwe’s Bok call-up.

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.10.13 11:26:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 5) : Losing Elton is a big blow, but as you say, Marnitz to flyhalf, possibly Chrysander to fullback, and potentially Stokkies and Lionel Mapoe are in the mix for this weekend. Franco not being available is a big loss though.

    However, it’s only province, so shouldn’t be too bad :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.10.13 11:33:35 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 7) : Chrysander Botha to fullback?

    How keen are you to give Province that bonus point?

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.10.13 11:37:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : I know you don’t rate him, but he is quick. He may leak two tries this weekend, but is going to score three for himself. That’s a nett gain in my book :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.10.13 11:41:52 by Greg Reply

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  • @Rob; Im pointing out who I think will win, doesnt mean I support them :twisted:

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.10.13 11:43:06 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : PS, province wouldn’t score a bonus point if a blind donkey were the opposition fullback :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.10.13 11:43:10 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 9) : how many has he scored so far this season?

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.10.13 11:46:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 11) : that, however, is true

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.10.13 11:47:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : How many times has he played against province this season? :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.10.13 11:50:51 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 14) : Ai Greg I REALLY do hope your team can pull off a win at newlands, but jislaaik… the odds seems to be stacked against you! Should I still back them?

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.10.13 11:53:50 by R Hayward Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 7) : And may you beat them soundly. They’re due an upset and you’re due a win.

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.10.13 11:53:57 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : :oops: I read until the line before that and thought I had covered the 2 big blows by then.

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.10.13 11:58:33 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • GO LIONS! PLEASE PLAY YOUR HEARTS OUT AND BEAT PROVINCE! I’M A SHARKS SUPPORTER FIRST AND FOREMOST BUT I LOVE CATS – HENCE THE CHEETAHS AND THE LIONS ARE BOTH MY SECOND FAVOURITE TEAMS!

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.10.13 13:15:59 by denese.newby@gmail.com Reply

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  • @denese.newby@gmail.com (Comment 18) : I now your exited by please stop shouting

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.10.13 13:18:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Son of Mayhem Comment 1. IT’S IMPORTANT FOR PROVINCE TO LOSE! FIRST SHARKS AND THEN CATS (CHEETAHS AND LIONS) NOWHERE FOR PROVINCE OR FOR BULLS!

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.10.13 13:20:13 by denese.newby@gmail.com Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : I assume the grammar is intentional? :grin:

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.10.13 13:24:03 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 21) : oh yes :)

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.10.13 13:41:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 21) : was up for a spot of News24 comment trolling and wanted to get into character

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.10.13 13:42:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : You’re unfortunately still making too much sense.

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.10.13 13:52:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 24) : yes, well – baby steps, you know

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.10.13 13:55:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : know please just exit

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.10.13 18:04:24 by Greg Reply

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  • A bit of good news at least. Looks like Mapoe, Bondesio and Redelinghuys could play on Saterday.

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.10.13 00:22:10 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 27) : that is good news indeed. That Dreyer kid is special though, even though I have a huge soft spot for Redelinghuys

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.10.13 09:18:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baylion (Comment 27) : I am going to be ballzy and back your team this weekend! or should I rather not?

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.10.13 09:29:58 by R Hayward Reply

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  • @R Hayward (Comment 29) : no, don’t. Province will pick up their first loss in Round 10

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.10.13 09:42:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Didn’t I say that a while ago? :)

    If Julian comes on Dreyer will probably move over to loosehead

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.10.13 10:13:34 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 31) : you don’t want to lose your “secret weapon”…. AKA “Srum In CJ”

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.10.13 10:45:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : Nah! After Ruan soften up Frans Malherbe/Brok Harris he’ll do the same with Kitshoff :)

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.10.13 10:59:53 by Baylion Reply

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