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Smit to miss RWC?

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content, RWC 2011, Springboks, Tri Nations on 13 Aug 2011 at 20:32
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It is believed that Springbok Captain John Smit has torn the ligaments in his shoulder and could miss the Rugby World Cup.

Smit left the field late during the Springboks’ 9 – 14 defeat at the hands of Australia.

If the injury is confirmed it will open the door for Bulls captain Victor Matfield to lead the Springboks to New Zealand during the 2011 RWC.

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers would not be drawn on the extent of the injury only being prepared to comment that it will be assessed in the next day or so adding that Danie Rossouw and Francois Steyn also sustained injuries during the loss.


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  • Comment 1, posted at 13.08.11 20:35:22 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • I hope John Smit is not injured an has to miss world cup. He played like a true champion tonight against Aussies an we will surely miss him as our Bok Captain. It was awesome at Kings Park tonight!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.08.11 20:42:09 by Ardent Shark Reply
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  • We will be fine. John’s greatest asset is his leadership. If he can’t play, he will still go as squad captain, and Bissie and Chilliboy will tear it up on the field.

    All the best Barney!

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.08.11 20:48:59 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 3) : As squad Captain? Meaning we have a non playing Captain on tour? Will he be considered one of the 30?

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.08.11 20:53:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : maybe he can go as a couch 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.08.11 21:27:19 by Franshark Reply
  • @Franshark (Comment 5) :
    I guess he is big enough for that. 😉

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :
    Poor speculation on my part: I think that if he can’t play, he will still go along as the “unofficial” captain. Maybe they will create a position for him on the staff if necessary.

    But we don’t even know for sure yet if he is out. Let’s hope not.

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.08.11 21:30:52 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Hope Smit is alright Matfield gets to worked up in tight games

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.08.11 21:42:27 by Mutley Reply
  • Hope Smit is okay. If not still hope he makes it as off field captain. Heck we can’t go to battle without him.

    He played very well tonight.

    All the very best Smitty.

    Don’t take notice of of the daft comments on keo. Some bloggers are just shameful there with their wishful injury comments.

    Good luck John. Really hope you make this wc. On the field, on the bench or even on the side lines. You just have to go with this team.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.08.11 23:06:51 by Puma Reply

  • @Big Fish (Comment 6) : I guess he is big enough for that. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.08.11 07:53:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 5) : @Big Fish (Comment 6) : 😆 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.08.11 08:03:06 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 5) : @Big Fish (Comment 6) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : I always thought the lyrics to that Whitney Houston song was “I believe the children are out furniture”. When somebody pointed out my mistake I was so surprised I almost fell off my 4-cub-scouts couch.

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.08.11 08:08:10 by Culling Song Reply
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  • OK maybe they can use him as a coach… 😉

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.08.11 08:37:22 by Franshark Reply
  • @Culling Song (Comment 11) : 😆

    @Franshark (Comment 12) : 😆

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.08.11 08:46:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • We will be even more screwed with Victoria as captain.

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.08.11 09:48:16 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 11) :

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.08.11 12:18:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Somewhere out there is a Grant10 busy rubbing his hands in glee 😉

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.08.11 22:08:17 by vanmartin Reply
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