Heavy injury toll for Leopards

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 21 Sep 2011 at 08:12
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The Leopards’ chances of repeating their first-leg victory over the Pumas have received a serious blow, with a veritable horde of first-team players ruled out for extended periods.

Prop Stoof Bezuidenhout is the most serious, with the prop requiring surgery to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament – an injury that generally implies a year on the sidelines. Fellow front-ranker BG Uys is also out with a shoulder injury, as is Lions-bound scrumhalf Whestley Moolman. Other forwards struck down by the injury curse include Stoffel Duvenage and Roan van Heerden, while utility back Hennie Skorbinski has broken his thumb.

Centre Morne Hanekom has already been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with a broken hand suffered against Western Province a few weeks back.

The Leoaprds have been forced to borrow Lions utility forward Dries van Schalkwyk, who will appear on the bench for them this week.

Leopards: George Tossel; Hoffman Maritz; Charl Weideman, Joubert Engelbrecht (capt), Jovan Bowles; Wesley Dunlop, Johann Laker; Robert Kruger, MB Lusaseni, Philip de Wet, Brad Mockford, Brendon Snyman, John Roy Jenkinson, Gavin Williamson, Jean Rossouw. Reserves: Marius Fourie, Snoepie Coetzee, BΓͺrend Botha, Spanner Pretorius, Dries van Schalkwyk, Liam Slatem, Clatyon Durand.


  • And a compound fracture in the headline :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.09.11 08:55:53 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 1) : oh shit. This was written at 4am

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.09.11 09:17:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Is Hoffman Maritz ruled out for the rest of the campaign or is he starting at wing this weekend?

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.09.11 09:39:54 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 3) : starting at wing, man… read the blerrie artikel πŸ˜†

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.09.11 10:01:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : sneaky πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.09.11 10:12:20 by war1 Reply
  • You gotta love some of them wacky-ass names; Stoof, Snoepie, Spanner, Clayton… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.09.11 10:22:35 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 6) :

    You can also add Snoepie and Wesley to that list. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.09.11 10:49:16 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) : Tossel!!! Bwahahahaha πŸ˜€

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.09.11 10:51:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I picked Leopards on LMS this week. I’ll probably be dead before I go to sleep on Friday 😈

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.09.11 11:11:47 by JarsonX Reply
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