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Lions lose their hooker


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 18 Mar 2014 at 12:49
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Robbie Coetzee is the confirmed casualty for the Lions this week, with the young hooker ruled out of their upcoming Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Reds at Ellis Park.

Coetzee, one of two Eldoraigne alumni making waves in Super Rugby this year, injured the MCL in his knee against the Blues and is facing a period of up to six weeks on the sidelines. Willie Wepener will replace him in the starting lineup, with Johan Ackermann to scour the junior ranks for a bench hooker.

The Lions have been bolstered by the return to fitness of four key backs in Andries Coetzee, Alwyn Hollenbach, Lionel Mapoe and Michael Bondesio.



5 Comments

  • With Malcolm Marx also out Ackers will probably go for Mark Pretorius, last year’s u/21 captain and a 2012 u/20 Bok. This leaves the Vodacom Cup team scratching for replacements.

    Alternatively he might get a hooker (Frank Herne?) from the Pumas

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.03.14 13:12:14 by Baylion Reply
    BaylionSuper Rugby player
     
  • Glad to see a couple of players back from injury. We can give some of the guys returning a go at Vodacom Cup for the next 2 weeks seeing that we do have a week of next week so get guys like Bondisio and Coetzee match fit

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.03.14 13:21:13 by Mutley Reply
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    MutleyTeam captain
     
  • Those 3 returning backs (excluding Bondesio) are sick notes of some renown, unfortunately.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.03.14 14:24:57 by Big Fish Reply
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    Big FishAssistant coach
     
  • Damn was hoping to see Marx in action, by all accounts this lad is a Bok in the making

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.03.14 15:04:21 by Saffex Reply

    SaffexCurrie Cup player
     
  • Lions & Cheetahs are always scratching for players. It is sad with such a proud history in them.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.03.14 07:26:04 by Dunx Reply

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