Richard Ferguson

Lions dealt midfield blow


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 18 Apr 2017 at 09:46
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The Lions might have bullied the Stormers down at Newlands this weekend, but that win comes at a price with Rohan Janse van Rensburg having left the field within 5 minutes of their epic win. And news from within the camp is not great.

He still has to confirm the prognosis with scans with a specialist, but opinion is that the young centre has torn the collateral ligament in his right knee while also damaging the posterior lateral corner. In plain english, he looks set to miss the rest of Super Rugby action in 2017, while also missing out on adding to his Bok cap in June against France.

The Lions are already without Howard Mnisi in midfield, but the return to form of Harold Vorster would relieve some of the stress surrounding their midfield options. Lionel Mapoe and Vorster would do most of the playing in midfield, with a young Jacques Nel waiting in the wings for his chance.

Further news from the Lions camp is that Jaco Kriel has been cited following his late hit in the Stormers game with news regarding further sanction released later today.

Also, Sale Rugby has come to the fore regarding the Faf de Klerk rumours, stating that the press speculation surrounding the signing of both Faf and Aussie James O’Connor was incorrect. Rumours from a certain Afrikaans newspaper stated that Faf had been offered a three year contract worth an estimated R21 million.



33 Comments

  • Thanks for the update, Rich.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.04.17 09:59:10 by StevieS Reply
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  • Dear AC,

    Andre Esterhuizen.

    Warm Regards
    vanmartin

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.04.17 10:45:43 by vanmartin Reply
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  • You reckon he will look at the sharks before the stormers?

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.04.17 10:47:48 by Dunx Reply

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  • So Faf is definitely going then. ;-)

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.04.17 10:58:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 2) :
    @Dunx (Comment 3) :

    It all depends who your 10 is.

    Pick a shit 10 and you might as well recall Robbie Fleck..

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.04.17 11:01:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • So anyone think Andre Warner from Tuks is worth while considering as a scrummie option for the Sharks? I do….

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.04.17 11:19:30 by Lieplapper Reply

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  • @Dunx (Comment 3) : No chance but a boy can dream ;-)

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.04.17 11:33:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : What’s your feeling on Rob du Preez?

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.04.17 11:34:48 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 8) : Ask Jaco Kriel,he’s being sited for it.
    What a load of shit,and Carr who did an identical thing never even received a card.
    More Toilet Paper inefficiency.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.04.17 11:44:45 by The hound Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 8) :

    I think he is a good Super Rugby player. That probably does not answer your question.

    As for the Boks, not yet ready in my opinion..

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.04.17 12:18:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : Not by a country mile, with Lambie out of the picture the only no10 we have in this country capable of playing test rugby is Pollard.
    He needs to be unshackled from that losing Bulls culture, freed from the captaincy and allowed to just play rugby.
    Every game he plays in that septic environment erodes his talent a little more.
    How can you put all that pressure on a 22 year old coming back from a horrific injury, and expect him not to get damaged.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.04.17 12:33:31 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 9) : I see there was an ‘eye gouge’ as well. Radio silence from the citing comish. Wonder where he’s from? :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.04.17 12:37:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Dunx (Comment 3) : What Stormers?! :lol:

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.04.17 12:41:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 12) : Who did the Schalk Burger on whom?

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.04.17 12:41:42 by The hound Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 4) : Definitely… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.04.17 12:42:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 14) : Carr. Hand on someone’s face. When I saw it live I thought he might be in trouble. But nothing. Don’t think it was malicious, but just looks bad. Just stupid. But hey, no citing.

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.04.17 12:48:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 16) : I find this high tackle rule incredibly stupid, they need to replace it with a dangerous tackle rule,

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.04.17 12:51:49 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 17) : I thought it was replaced with a dangerous tackle rule…clamp down on the dangerous stuff by all means, but please cut out some of the ridiculous stuff we’re seeing…

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.04.17 13:00:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 18) : Exactly if its dangerous punish it, but if its innocuous,leave it in the game,I also think the no arms rule is bullshit as wells Tanna said its not tiddlywinks,mate

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.04.17 13:08:24 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 14) : Siya Kolisi on Ross Cronje, very first play of the game when Cronje was carried over the touch line, it was late and a deliberate hand into the face but I think the fingers to the eyes was not really intended. This would have been a TMO call…..silence. Kolisi was again involved with a tackle around the neck / head later on and was not sanctioned. In last weeks game Kolisi also tackled a Chiefs player around the neck and managed to strip the ball from him. It was in open play and I think the Stormers scored from the move. Mathew Pearse wet himself only seeing the turnover and completely ignoring the high tackle that preceded it.

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.04.17 14:33:57 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 20) : Well thats your new Bok captain, and Pearse always gets hysterical whenever Koilisi gets anywhere near the ball,his voice goes all high pitched and his trousers get very tight.

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.04.17 14:44:12 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 21) : Yep, thats how I see it too. Speaking of…..I caught the start of the Dan Nichol show last night, his first guest was Scarra Ntubeni, who Nichol introduced as someone who will still play many games for the Boks….. :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.04.17 14:49:49 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 22) : Where has he been, haven’t seen him on the field for ages.

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.04.17 15:40:17 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 23) : Dont know, that intro was the last I saw of the show, didnt look injured and it was recorded after the Chiefs game.

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.04.17 16:19:21 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Sharks dealt Tighthead blow…Lourens Adriaanse has signed with Pau in France…we’re going to have to replace another few players in our squad for next year…

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.04.17 21:19:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 25) : it’s a pity but no surprise as there has been rumours about Lourens moving to Europe and benching behind Coenie was probably the deciding factor. Ja well as for replacing players it’s now becoming a regular thing to replace 25% of the team after every season so nothing new there!!!

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.04.17 23:33:06 by JD Reply
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  • The fact that Kriel was sighted after the game I expected, but that Carr for shouldering Andries and Kolisi for eye gouging Ross was not sighted is not right. Consistency is what is needed. A referee has a split second to make a call but a citing commissioner has no excuses for making the wrong call.

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.04.17 07:19:59 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 27) : There were a few times I thought Kolisi should have been penalized at the least but he got away with it. But that’s exactly how we felt after we played the Lions, consistency in calls were lacking severly, only we ended up losing the match.

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.04.17 08:17:24 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 28) : The most telling one will be Elthebeth,he is allowed to getaway with murder,going to be very interesting to see him playing in New Zealand with his big boy pants on.

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.04.17 08:36:40 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 29) : They were trying to intimidate the Lions with negative tactics and play, mostly off the ball, and they failed miserably. With Eben and Kolisi(their captain) the main culprits. Did Elstad play? He’s usually part of that kind of stuff. But I agree, let’s see what they do against the Saders.

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.04.17 09:00:55 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 30) : Elstad is injured. He is one of the dirtiest (as opposed to intimidating physically) players out there and has been from his juniour days.

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.04.17 10:50:35 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 31) : I have to agree he is a dirty player.
    Some players get unfairly tarred with the dirty label who don’t deserve it, like Jean Deysel and Etienne Oosthuizen,and others like Elstadt and Schalk Burger get away with it week in week out.

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.04.17 11:22:50 by The hound Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 27) : Consistency is a pipe dream if recent games are anything to go by. Even when referees have slow motion replays they can’t manage anything approaching consistency…

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.04.17 12:35:17 by pastorshark Reply
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