JC’s season is over

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 5 Mar 2012 at 17:07
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It’s bad news for the Lions ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Sharks in Durban.

First-choice loosehead prop JC van Rensburg, who went down with a toe injury against the Hurricanes on Friday night, has apparently sustained ligament damage that will require an operation to repair.

A message on the official Lions Facebook page today confirmed that the burly front-ranker will play no further part in his side’s 2012 campaign as a result of the injury.

Bad luck, JC – we hope it comes right in time for the Currie Cup.


  • And CJ is also carrying a niggle. Always unfortunate when a player learns of his long term injury. Tough luck big guy.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.03.12 17:11:00 by DarkDestroyer Reply
  • Vd Linde out for 3 – 4 weeks. Pat Cilliers likely to be shifted to loose head. Will Adriaanse slot in at 3?

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.03.12 17:15:23 by slammerboy Reply
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  • Thats 2 very good players in our frontrow out for the season …I’m not holding much hope out for CJ either as it seems his troublesome groin injury has returned.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.03.12 17:15:38 by csb Reply

  • @slammerboy (Comment 2) : vd Linde confirmed out?

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.03.12 17:17:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • According to Keo he is out. Don’t like see players getting injured but this could work in our fabvour esp with Cilliers shifting to loosehead

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.03.12 17:20:04 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 5) : Pat has been very good

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.03.12 17:21:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : he was impressive on the weekend. He is pretty mobile for a tighthead. Pity he couldnt stick around within the Sharks setup

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.03.12 17:23:53 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 5) :

    The clash of 2 injury ravaged front rows …

    Lions firmly now underdogs 😀

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.03.12 17:25:30 by csb Reply

  • @slammerboy (Comment 5) : I see that… apparently Mitchell confirmed it directly to them.

    Glad to know someone will speaks to them

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.03.12 17:32:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • A real disappointment and a big loss for the Lions. Maybe they could get Heinke vd Merwe back, think his Leinster deal expires in April/May and he would be in good shape.

    Only other options they have are Caylib Oosthuizen and Ruan Dreyer to provide cover.

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.03.12 17:37:00 by Pat Reply

  • @slammerboy (Comment 7) : there were two issues… one was around timing. If Pat had hung around one season longer, I think he would have been an indispensable part of the Sharks set up now.

    The other issue was more serious… I don’t think that Plum truly believed Pat was dedicated enough to his rugby. I’m glad for him that he’s moved on and has found a coach that backs him. In short, Plum didn’t.

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.03.12 17:37:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pat (Comment 10) : and Adriaanse?

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.03.12 17:38:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12)

    Yep he will play 3 and Cilliers 1 with either Oosthuizen and Dreyer on the bench. I think Dreyer can cover both 1 and 3 so probably him i would think. Vd Linde out for 3-4 weeks!

    I was meaning more that apart from Cilliers and Adriaanse there aint much depth. They might need to get a few Pumas/Leopards props. Maybe a loan deal for Marcel vd Merwe or rope in Corne Fourie.

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.03.12 17:42:16 by Pat Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : The Pat Cillier situation is an interesting one. Mate of mine knows his old man and he explained what happened prior to Pat leaving to go to the Lions. What I can say is it didn’t have anything to do with his dedication to the Sharks cause.

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.03.12 17:47:40 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 14) : the sharks perception of his dedication?

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.03.12 18:06:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 14) : I’ll be irritated if it was a non-rugby reason that caused Pat to leave!

    I still feel that he’ll be a Bok one of these days! Would love to see him and Heinke van de Merwe pack down together!

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.03.12 09:17:23 by ChrisS Reply
  • 😯 Beast breaks an ankle, gets his heart recalibrated, is out for a few months while JC damages a toe ligament and misses the rest of the season – who would have thought it possible?

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.03.12 10:34:21 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Apparently JC Van Rensburg out for 6 weeks and not whole Super rugby season.

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.03.12 19:39:23 by Pat Reply


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