Richard Ferguson

Playoff contenders struggle with injuries

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 6 Jun 2011 at 15:23
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With the Super Rugby season extended by a few games, and the teams now reaching the point of unknown in comparison to previous seasons, we have all seen the amount of injuries doing the rounds. Every single team can say that they have had their fair share of injuries and weekend after weekend it seems to be getting worse.

Here is a summary of all the latest injury concerns:

Waratahs: Let’s start with the good news first, they seem to be lucky in getting both Phil Waugh and Wyclif Palu back from injury in time for the last two weekends. The bad news is that they have already lost Drew Mitchell and seem destined to lose Benn Robinson and Lachie Turner to injury, along with Ben Mowen and Paddy Ryan.

Reds: Following their surprising loss to the Brumbies this weekend, half of the Reds backline seem set to not be fit, with Anthony Faingaa and Ben Lucas in doubt with injury along with Digby Ioane definitely missing the game after being knocked out in the Brumbies clash. Players already on the injury list are Beau Robinson and wingers Peter Hynes and Rod Davies.

Crusaders: The Saders already have an injury list as long as my arm, but to add to their woes, news has filtered through that Richie McCaw has been ruled out for between two or three weeks. They have already lost Israel Dagg and Sean Maitland to injury.

We will add to this list as new injuries come to the fore.


  • That’s like almost a quarter of my FL 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.06.11 16:36:48 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • The long and short of it is we might be robbing ourselves [read Southern Hemisphere] of a world cup win and relinquish the cup to the North. [highly undesirable]

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.06.11 18:56:20 by Caratacus Reply

  • Beginning to think that this year’s competition will go to a SA team. Stormers looking good and if they beat the Bulls on Saturday then it will be for them to lose.

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.06.11 19:15:17 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • McCaw injured actually strengthens the Crusaders as he is playing below par rugby at the moment.

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.06.11 09:01:39 by waje Reply

  • Bakkies Botha has been ruled out of the clash with the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.06.11 22:07:13 by McLovin Reply

  • Fourie du Preez would also not be considered for selection this weekend.

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.06.11 22:07:55 by McLovin Reply


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