Richard Ferguson

Lions back set to miss SupeRugby start

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 31 Jan 2012 at 08:00
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Dylan des Fountain, who left the field on a stretcher during the Lions’ game against the Stormers on Friday night, looks set to miss the start of the Super Rugby campaign, after injuring his knee.

Des Fountain had scans done on his knee, but it is still too early to predict exactly how bad it is, and only time will tell how long exactly he will be on the sidelines.

Lions coach John Mitchell told SuperSport that he was disappointed when hearing about the injury as des Fountain has been showing some good form in pre-season.

Mitchell went on to say that the Lions will consider cancelling their match against the Kings in George, as they will be facing a severely weakened side, and will not want to risk further injury.


  • Jeez this must be his tenth knee injury.

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.01.12 08:22:52 by hendrikp Reply
  • Mitchell should also send a weakened side to face the Kings and hammer them

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.01.12 08:37:09 by Mutley Reply
  • I’m glad our headline is more sensible. N24 had something along the lines of “Major setback for the Lions” or something like that. Made me thing Butch or Jantjies or somebody was out and the I read it was only Des Fountain. 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.01.12 08:48:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Maybe the Lions can’t actually afford to send a team to PE to play. 😛 😉

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.01.12 08:49:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) :

    Yea . it was a bit misleading …

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    Lol yes . playing against the b team of a sub standard team is so worth the effort anyways

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.01.12 09:38:19 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 5) : That’s just a nibble. I was expecting a full bite on the bait. 😉

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.01.12 09:45:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    hahah . sorry . im use to getting flask from the Sharks on here . 😛

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.01.12 09:55:08 by Zibbie Reply
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