Richard Ferguson

Lions injuries keep adding up

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content on 21 Aug 2012 at 09:15
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Lions rugby and injuries seem to go together like ice cream and the beach, following news that two key players look set to miss the Lions’ key clash against Western Province this weekend. reports that hooker Callie Visagie and centre Waylon Murray are both on the injury list, and it is uncertain whether either player will be available for this weekend.

Murray, who has just returned following a lengthy lay-off due to a knee injury, has injured the same knee and will see a specialist on Tuesday to determine the full extent of the injury. This is bad news for the Springbok, whose knee seems to be set on ending the player’s career.

Visagie damaged ribs in the team’s loss to the Sharks this weekend, having to be put on oxygen after the game, and it will come down to how bad the pain is during the week, which will determine whether the player takes the filed this weekend.

Visagie is already the Lions’ second choice hooker after Bandise Maku, who has been on the injury list for some time, with no clear indication when he will return to action. Flanker Michael Rhodes did take part in some club action last week, and should be close to getting game time again.


  • Hopefully for Murray it is nothing too serious.

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.08.12 09:47:33 by Letgo Reply
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  • it is sad to see so many good players lost to injury, the long rugby calender is taking its toll on top players as well as the 2nd to 3rd choice players. We need to address this else we will be stuck with water down competitions due to the greed of the organisers.

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.08.12 10:30:26 by Dunx Reply

  • Real feel for Murray – don’t think he has much of a career left if that knee keeps troubling him the way it has.

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.08.12 11:12:54 by vanmartin Reply
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  • The curse continues

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.08.12 12:37:10 by Mutley Reply
  • Murray’s knee has already screwed up his career. He was a barn-storming Bok at 21, with enough gas to play wing. Now he even seems to avoid direct contact and won’t play for the Boks again.

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.08.12 14:08:04 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Not a good time for any Lions players to pick up injuries, especially recurring ones, does their marketability no good when hoping to be snapped up for next season.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.08.12 14:51:13 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Remember a lad that used to play WP u19 with Hougie and de Jongh in 2007,Lisle Clark,Callie Visagie used to bench for him,what a talented hooker. Injury saw a very pre-mature end to a promising career. Great leader as well,when I see Callie doing so well I immediately think of him

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.08.12 15:52:36 by Ludz Reply


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