Breaking News: Bok duo ruled out by injury

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 30 Jul 2008 at 13:14

Bloemfontein – Peter Grant and Ryan Kankowski have been forced to withdraw from the Springbok squad through injury.

News24 reports

Following a medical examination and further assessment by a specialist, Grant will undergo a surgical procedure to remove scar tissue and bone fragment present in his right shoulder AC joint.

The key hole surgery required will be conducted in the next 48 hours. The prognosis is good and Grant should make a full recovery in six to 12 weeks, meaning he will play no part in the Mandela Challenge or the remainder of the Vodacom Tri-Nations.

Kankowski suffered a grade two sprain of his sterno-clavicular joint (shoulder) during the Sharks’ Absa Currie Cup encounter with the Xerox Lions. He will undergo rehabilitation under the supervision of the Sharks medical staff and is expected to recover in two to three weeks.

Springbok coach Peter De Villiers confirmed he will not call up a replacement for Grant at this stage, and no decision has been taken yet on a replacement for Kankowski.


  • This is terrible news!!!

    So that means either Steyn or Ruan will cover 10 for the remainder of the TN. 😥

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.07.08 13:17:57 by wpw Reply
  • Agge Neeee…

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.07.08 13:19:55 by molly Reply
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  • Sad news indeed.

    Did Grant go off injured on SAT?

    If it is scar tissue, does that sort of thing casue problems or could it have waited 5 weeks to have the op?

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.07.08 13:21:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • sternoclavicular joint – never knew I had one.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.07.08 13:21:48 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Let the Sharks medical team sort out Grant as well

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.07.08 13:21:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • The SC joint links the bones of the arms and shoulder to the vertical skeleton.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.07.08 13:22:35 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • The SC joint connects your clavicle (collarbone) to your sternum.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.07.08 13:23:15 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Too much of a risk, they might not give him back. 😈

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.07.08 13:23:50 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • The SC joint is one of the least commonly dislocated joints in the body. Car accidents cause nearly half of all SC dislocations. Sports injuries cause about 20 percent.

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.07.08 13:24:40 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Unlucky.. 👿

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.07.08 13:25:29 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Oh this is just peachy!

    💡 i wonder if that was what went through justin peach’s parents minds when they found out they were having a baby.

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.07.08 13:26:44 by PJLD Reply
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 4) : maybe it’s something that mere mortals like us don’t have

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.07.08 13:28:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 8) : And your point is?

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.07.08 13:29:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • :mrgreen: PJLD

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.07.08 13:30:18 by wpw Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    NO…if Barrit or Kokkett are anything to go by he might not play this year again…LoL

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.07.08 13:31:56 by Hmmm Reply

  • @PJLD (Comment 11) :

    maybe his dad said “Just in for a second please?” and a few weeks later he said “that’s just f*&^en peachy!”


  • Comment 16, posted at 30.07.08 13:32:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :

    Do not steal…

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.07.08 13:33:42 by Hmmm Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) : @PJLD (Comment 11) :

    Depends on who the very first Peach was…cozz his last name is not Justin…

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.07.08 13:35:41 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 17) :

    Do unto others before they do unto you. 😉 😳

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.07.08 13:37:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 73/2 (24.3 ov)

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.07.08 13:45:55 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Nel’s taken two.

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.07.08 13:48:26 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • This from cricinfo.

    ‘Excellent and growling follow-through by Nel’

    Next ball

    ‘A mad smile by Nel this time. He’s bonkers’

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.07.08 13:49:58 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Pietersen oUT for 4… Kallis again!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.07.08 13:51:55 by wpw Reply
  • Eng 74/3

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.07.08 13:52:27 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 23) : Fantastic. 😎

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.07.08 13:52:34 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Kaalgat or fuzzy peach? 😈

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.07.08 13:52:42 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I prefer kaalgat peach. Don’t like the felling of the hairy one on my teeth.

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.07.08 13:55:20 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • 25.5 Kallis to Pietersen, OUT, a huge appeal and he’s out! Pietersen’s gone! A quicker, fuller ball which Pietersen tried to flick to leg and got the thinnest of leading edges which flew to Prince at point. Pietersen wasn’t sure if it was lbw or caught, and though it didn’t look as though he got an edge, the lbw was close

  • Comment 28, posted at 30.07.08 13:56:14 by wpw Reply
  • rachel 😯

    Behave yourself!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 30.07.08 13:56:44 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 29) : 😳 Can’t help myself. 😆

  • Comment 30, posted at 30.07.08 13:57:57 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 27) : oh my goodness

  • Comment 31, posted at 30.07.08 13:58:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Apparently Nel has a name for that mal alter ego of his – its a German name I think its Gunther. Anyway he reckons that when Polly was still playing he (Polly) was the one that kept Gunther under control. Bonkers! you bet.

  • Comment 32, posted at 30.07.08 13:58:20 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 32) : correct

  • Comment 33, posted at 30.07.08 14:15:05 by PJLD Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) :


  • Comment 34, posted at 30.07.08 14:22:27 by Hmmm Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 29) : @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    You guys are perverted… 😯

    I know what you mean Racheal…

  • Comment 35, posted at 30.07.08 14:29:43 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 35) : Their minds are in the gutter. I’m talking fruit, goodness knows what they’re thinking. 😉

  • Comment 36, posted at 30.07.08 14:55:42 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 27) : Woah! 😆

  • Comment 37, posted at 30.07.08 14:57:57 by PJLD Reply
  • rachel

    As long as its not dried fruit.

    It HAS to be wet. 🙄

  • Comment 38, posted at 30.07.08 15:05:02 by wpw Reply
  • Ok time to get back to work

  • Comment 39, posted at 30.07.08 15:07:24 by PJLD Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 38) : 😳 Thread goes from bok injuries to ‘peach’ in no time. 😆

  • Comment 40, posted at 30.07.08 15:11:52 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 32) : What he has to do now is find some balance between Andre and Gunther. Anther Nel sounds like a great bowler to me.

    Not a bad start for us at all.

    Pity about Scar and Mufasa. I think PdV had plans for them in the home leg.

  • Comment 41, posted at 30.07.08 15:13:56 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 36) :

    Sure you don’t 😈

  • Comment 42, posted at 30.07.08 15:23:18 by Ollie Reply

  • 136/4 (41.3 ov)

  • Comment 43, posted at 30.07.08 15:38:06 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Nel takes another. 😆

  • Comment 44, posted at 30.07.08 15:38:44 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Not missing STEYN as much as I thought I would.

  • Comment 45, posted at 30.07.08 15:50:36 by blackshark Reply

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  • Bring Danie to the side for Kanko… Matfield needs to be dropped to the bench for his pathetic game… and Bakkies needs a rest with a few others for the Argie game…

    Off to watch the cricket next to my peach… I mean beetch… I mean… laters!!!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 30.07.08 16:10:34 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • 173/5 (54.3 ov)

  • Comment 47, posted at 30.07.08 16:36:59 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • NTINI gets Bell 173 for 6

  • Comment 48, posted at 30.07.08 16:50:25 by blackshark Reply

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  • 173/6 (56.0 ov) Tea

  • Comment 49, posted at 30.07.08 16:58:03 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Morné Steyn and Jacques Botes or “Baywatch” Cobus Grobbelaar should be called immediately by Snor (AA) :mrgreen:
    Go Bokke

  • Comment 50, posted at 30.07.08 17:04:50 by H.O. Reply

  • Or Pakslae, too 😛

  • Comment 51, posted at 30.07.08 17:05:10 by H.O. Reply

  • Knocking down Newlands

    by Dan Retief | 29 July 2008 (12:51)

    The first ever Four-Nations rugby test match between South Africa and Argentina will be played at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town while the next against the All Blacks will be at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
    There are deliberate errors in the introduction to this column, but it may well be the kind of intro written for an article in 2011.

    The playing of Fifa’s World Cup in South Africa in 2010 will almost certainly have a profound effect on rugby’s landscape as well.

    Now that gloomy pessimism about the possibility of the stadiums being built in time for soccer’s big event has given way to grudging optimism one can start to see some unavoidable implications for rugby.

    The most serious of these is going to be what to do about Newlands?

    South Africa’s oldest rugby stadium (and currently also the oldest currently in use in the world with Lansdowne Road out of commission) has always been known as the home of Springbok rugby.

    The first international match played at the stadium in Boundary Road was against the British Isles in 1891 and emotional ties to the old ground go to the very core of the game.

    There is just so much history. A stand is named after Danie Craven, another after Jan Pickard. It has been the home of Western Province rugby for more than a century and also, for many years, of SA Rugby before new premises for the mother body were found in the adjoining SA Institute of Sport – built on what used to be Newlands “B”.

    However, history has tended to outweigh present reality when it has come to Newlands. Not only is the stadium situated in one of the rainiest spots in the country but the structure itself is no longer up to international standards. It’s capacity is too low, it’s seating and sightlines wanting while Press, television, catering and function facilities leave much to be desired.

    And now Cape Town is to get a brand new, state-of-the-art stadium in Green Point. A stadium that will not only incorporate the latest ideas in accommodating big crowds but which will have a minimum of 20 000 more seats than Newlands.

    Don’t get me wrong. I am a traditionalist and I love everything that Newlands stands for, but the reality is that some tough decisions lie ahead for the Western Province Rugby Union – especially given the immense value of the property occupied by the Newlands stadium.

    A similar situation confronts the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union as the new Moses Mabhida Stadium (named after a former general secretary of the SA Communist Party) arises across the road.

    It too will contain cutting edge technology and have a greater capacity than the revamped, vertigo-inducing Absa Stadium.

    One can see the old King’s Park remodeled into a complex containing a hotel, a shopping mall, extensive parking and even more entertainment facilities to enhance the finest after-match party anywhere but it is not going to be as simple as the stroke of a pen.

    There are enormous implications for the rugby unions – accustomed as they are to owning and being in control of of their own facilities. There will be issues of suite holders, debenture holders and season ticket holders to sort out not to mention intractable city councils.

    In fact, from what I’m hearing, the latter point is most pertinent and there is going to have to be a good deal of compromise – especially as the councils have an appalling record of managing (anything) while the rugby unions have a track record of successfully organising big events and managing stadiums.

    It is also an undeniable fact that the sport with the greatest capacity to fill stadiums at economically viable ticket prices is rugby.

    While Cape Town and Durban will have the most difficult decisions to make Port Elizabeth and the EP Rugby Union will also be looking at a new home for rugby.

    There, however, the decision will be easier to make as Boet Erasmus is not only completely dilapidated but the field runs east-west rather than north-south as it should (to make the setting sun less of a problem).

    Football’s World Cup will also benefit the like of Pretoria and Bloemfontein where traditional rugby venues will house the soccer but remain in the hands of rugby administrators.

    Johannesburg (where Ellis Park is undergoing an overdue and much-needed refurbishment) provides an interesting scenario – especially for big rugby tests against the super powers because of the greater capacity of Soweto’s Soccer City – and also because of the white elephant called the Johannesburg Stadium.

    There is no argument that the smaller athletics stadium should never have been built and that it can’t sustain itself. The football World Cup may well represent the opportunity for all concerned to grasp the nettle, knock it down, build a large parking, exhibition, conference and entertainment facility in it’s place, and go about properly securing the Ellis Park precinct as a multi-purpose location.

    The arguments I have put forward will doubtless be denigrated as being too simplistic but the issues will not go away. Rugby has always provided facilities for soccer but come 2010 the ball will be a different shape and there will be some difficult decisions for rugby people to make – the hardest being whether test match rugby will cease at Newlands.

  • Comment 52, posted at 30.07.08 17:10:35 by Hmmm Reply

  • IRB World Rankings | Monday, 21 July 2008

    Pos Team Points
    1 SOUTH AFRICA 90.01
    2 NEW ZEALAND 89.23
    3 AUSTRALIA 86.17
    4 ARGENTINA 83.42
    5 ENGLAND 83.16
    6 WALES 80.12
    7 FRANCE 78.99
    8 IRELAND 77.18
    9 SCOTLAND 76.92
    10 ITALY 75.57

  • Comment 53, posted at 30.07.08 17:11:33 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 53) :

    We are playing the 4th best side in the world come the 9th!??!

  • Comment 54, posted at 30.07.08 17:12:09 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 53) : @Hmmm (Comment 54) :

    That is what is posted on SuperSport…

    This is what is posted on the IRB official site….thought AB were too close to us in points to make sense….

    IRB World Rankings – 28 July 2008 Position (last week) Member Union Rating Point
    1(1) SOUTH AFRICA 90.01
    2(2) NEW ZEALAND 88.23
    3(3) AUSTRALIA 87.18
    4(4) ARGENTINA 83.42
    5(5) ENGLAND 83.16
    6(6) WALES 80.12
    7(7) FRANCE 78.99
    8(8) IRELAND 77.18
    9(9) SCOTLAND 76.92
    10(10) ITALY 75.57

  • Comment 55, posted at 30.07.08 17:14:33 by Hmmm Reply

  • If my calculations are correct (and I read the IRB explenation correctly) the scores should be as follows after Saturdays match:

    Current – NZ win (within 15) – Draw – Aus win (within 15)
    2(2)NEW ZEALAND 88.23 – 88.96 – 87.82 – 86.68
    3(3)AUSTRALIA 87.18 – 86.45 – 87.59 – 88.73

  • Comment 56, posted at 30.07.08 17:32:02 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 56) :

    So we wilol stay to n o matter the outcome…

  • Comment 57, posted at 30.07.08 17:33:18 by Hmmm Reply

  • Current – NZ win (>15) – Aus win (>15)
    2(2)NEW ZEALAND 88.23 – 89.32 – 85.90
    3(3)AUSTRALIA 87.18 86.09 – 89.50

  • Comment 58, posted at 30.07.08 17:38:22 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 58) :

    So the Bokke’s top spot is safe if we don’t lose a match in the 3N…

  • Comment 59, posted at 30.07.08 17:44:28 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 59) :

    And if my calculations are anything to go by that is… 😆

  • Comment 60, posted at 30.07.08 17:45:43 by Hmmm Reply

  • Kanko hasn’t been the same ever since he bumped into an Italian player a few weeks ago. I scheme the ous confidence took a knock along with his noggin.

  • Comment 61, posted at 30.07.08 17:48:37 by Predawn Reply

    Great White Shark
  • @Predawn (Comment 61) :

    Don’t you mean “ran into a fellow Natalian in Blue”

  • Comment 62, posted at 30.07.08 17:57:34 by Hmmm Reply


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