Cheetahs now have prop problems too

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Super Rugby on 27 Mar 2012 at 08:10
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It’s happened to the Lions and Sharks already, but now it’s the Cheetahs who’re battling to pick a fit front-row for their final tour match against the Hurricanes. There’s something about the 2012 edition of Super Rugby that is like kryptonite to South Africa’s front rankers, it would seem.

Naka Drotske told Rugby365 that both of last week’s starters, Trevor Nyakane and Lourens Adriaanse, are in serious doubt for this weekend’s game after picking up calf and hamstring problems respectively. This is somewhat tempered by the return to full fitness of WP Nel and Coenie Oosthuizen; the former sat out altogether against the Crusaders while the latter was only cleared to play 40 minutes.

Whichever of Nyakane and Adriaanse is less crocked by the time the game kicks off will sit on the bench, with Nyakane currently looking the more likely.


  • I saw the headline and thought maybe Coenie had been hurt in a bar fight.

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.03.12 08:14:13 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : ha ha

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.03.12 08:18:28 by jovner Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Coenie is way too experienced to get hurt in a bar fight.

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.03.12 08:18:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • 😈 I was thinking about these injuries; could it be their training regime or the way the game is administered? After all the rule changes were made to elliminate this, yet it seems to add to the injury tally? 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.03.12 09:04:03 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 4) : I was saying to someone here a while ago that, having watched the Currie Cup Final from 1990 and the way they engaged back then, perhaps we need to go back to the old way of doing it. There is less impact as there is no ‘hit’ at engagement and then it’s just a pure scrum for the ball. More about technique and strength then who happens to get the timing right on the ‘hit’.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.03.12 09:21:07 by StevieS Reply
  • No wonder brok harris hangs around in the backline more and more..scared he becomes the next casualty..hmm

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.03.12 13:16:11 by shaniboi Reply

  • After all of our injuries last season, it’s amazing that the Stormers are so unaffected by injuries so far.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.03.12 15:23:36 by Leviathan Reply

  • @StevieS (Comment 5) : Yes! I agree. It seemed so simple with no scrums dropping. But I am not a prop. 😈

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.03.12 18:04:20 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Too much rugby imho! 🙄

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.03.12 22:06:04 by wpw Reply

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