More injury woes for Lions

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 20 May 2014 at 09:08
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Johan Ackermann has lost three key players ahead of the weekend’s final Super Rugby tour match, against the Force in Perth.

Backs Lionel Mapoe and Courtnall Skosaan both suffered medial collateral knee ligament injuries during Sunday’s loss to the Waratahs, while loose forward Derrick Minnie sustained a concussion.

All three have returned to South Africa.

The Lions have summoned only two replacements, with backs Coenie van Wyk and Alwyn Hollenbach on their way to join the squad.


  • Jeez, these guys cant catch a break.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.05.14 09:11:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Ive got a feeling they will give the Force a run for their money

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.05.14 10:02:08 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 2) : could be as the Force has to travel back to OZ, but i would not place any money on the Lions. Could be fun to here the SuperSport guys explane how the Lions won in OZ but Bulls and Stormers could not.

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.05.14 10:05:31 by JD Reply
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  • Is it just me or is Lionel Mapoe constantly injured?

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.05.14 10:32:57 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 4) : yes he’s injured more than certain other players who shall remains nameless in this comment.

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.05.14 10:57:49 by JD Reply
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  • Well we lost locks MB Lusaseni and Martin Muller too. Stephan de Witt has been flown in as cover

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.05.14 13:26:32 by Mutley Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 6) : do they have any players left to play the Force?

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.05.14 13:29:42 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 7) : Who knows. As long as oupa van Rensburg and Cant tackle Botha stay away

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.05.14 13:34:58 by Mutley Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 8) : at least it’s the last tour match before heading home. Maybe time to give some of the Vodacom cup side that played in the final exposure to the big time?

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.05.14 13:40:18 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 9) : It would be good to give them some exposure. The Lions have got the talent they just can not keep it.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.05.14 13:50:20 by Mutley Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 10) : maybe now that they will play Super rugby next year the players will stay?!

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.05.14 14:28:35 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 11) : I hope so, but the Lions Super Rugby team is still without a title sponsor (+-R15 Million per year) and limited funds I do not know how we will survive

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.05.14 15:49:04 by Mutley Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 12) : ja it’s bad to lose that amount of money. The powers that be in (SA rugby) really screwed the Lions.

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.05.14 16:21:16 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 13) : I’m all for giving the Kings a shot but the way all these things happened that’s what made me angry. If they beat the Lions in a promotion/relegation match that’s all the right rugby reasons but like just like what happened with the Griquas the Kings got promoted because of political reasons

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.05.14 08:10:23 by Mutley Reply

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