…. and one for Lourens too!

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks on 23 Jun 2014 at 16:44
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Following on our story from a few minutes back, it seems that Sharks prop Lourens Adriaanse has also been called up to the Springbok squad, joining provincial team mate Stephan Lewies.

SARU have confirmed that Adriaanse comes in as replacement for Beast Mtawarira, with the latter suffering from a “bulging disk” in his neck, which doesn’t sound at all promising from a Sharks points of view. Mtawarira will return to Durban to see a neck specialist.

Flip van der Merwe, for whom Lewies has been summoned, suffered a knee ligament injury against Wales and will also need to see a specialist.

In another bit of bad news, Willem Alberts is suffering from concussion in will need to be observed during the week.


  • Yes! Great stuff Lourens! Pity about Beast and Alberts.. hoping it is not too serious.

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.06.14 16:45:51 by Another Nick Reply
    Another NickSuper Rugby player
  • Without sounding cruel, at least Beast and Alberts will get some much needed rest….sadly it takes serious injury for them to be given their much needed rest.

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.06.14 16:51:31 by FireTheLooser Reply
    FireTheLooserAssistant coach
  • Willem Alberts needs a rest if anyone does,and we have Dysel coming back to cover for him.Hope he gets a full three weeks rest.

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.06.14 16:51:47 by The hound Reply
    The houndTeam captain
  • Great news for Lourens but a huge blow for Beast, really hope it’s not to serious. With Alberts having concussed Lewies will surely be on the bench on Saturday.

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.06.14 16:57:28 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 3) : Deysel must be rested now and not be risk in club rugby.

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.06.14 16:59:28 by JD Reply
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  • Congrats guys

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.06.14 17:03:03 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Rob! any news as to when Matt Stevens will be joining the Sharks? specially with Beast being injured.

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.06.14 18:01:47 by sharks_lover Reply

    sharks_loverTeam captain
  • Congrats to him too :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.06.14 18:19:37 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 7) : I haven’t heard a date, but I thought it was only for Currie Cup.

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.06.14 18:34:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Yeah Rob, also what I had heard, so thus If beast is out I reckon Thomas du Toit will get a chance from the bench.

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.06.14 20:02:27 by sharks_lover Reply

    sharks_loverTeam captain
  • @sharks_lover (Comment 10) : you know what? Good! Let’s see what Dale and Thomas have got.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.06.14 20:16:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Exactly, time to step up, Herbst of course is also still there and can slot in at LH as well as Adriaanse, Hell even Jann ie has slotted in at LH

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.06.14 20:23:56 by sharks_lover Reply

    sharks_loverTeam captain
  • @sharks_lover (Comment 12) : ja they can so a job there ut lea e it for the guys that play there let Dale and Du Toit show wbat they have before using one of the tight heads there.

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.06.14 22:21:51 by JD Reply
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  • How on earth did Adriaanse get a Bok call up? About sums the ignorance of our coach up.

    Adriaanse has been exposed this year for the very ordinary player that he is

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.06.14 13:32:47 by Saffex Reply

    SaffexCurrie Cup player

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