Frans is crocked

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks, Super Rugby, The Rugby Championship on 1 Oct 2012 at 17:21
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Bad news for Sharks and Bok fans is that Frans Steyn needs immediate surgery on his injured ankle and will be out of all rugby for 3 months or more.

Steyn went over on his ankle during practice last week and while initial x-rays appeared to show no lasting damage, he was withdrawn from the Bok side to play Australia after failing a fitness test on Thursday. Team doctor Craig Roberts, though, appears to have changed his mind about the injury and has recommended that Steyn undergo an operation to sort out the problem.

This effectively curtails the big centre’s involvement with either Boks or Sharks for 2012. Here’s hoping that he will be fit in time to participate fully in pre-season training with the Sharks in January.

Roberts has also confirmed that Zane Kirchner is in doubt for Saturday’s test against the All Blacks, having picked up a hip injury while colliding with an unconscious Adam Ashley-Cooper. Nice one, Sideshow Bob…


  • You sound a bit upset with Kirchner’s injury 🙂

    Hope Pat will have a blinder in a game I think the boks will struggle to win.

    Just hope Frans’ injury doesn’t gets extended like Schalk’s. 3 months on will be January the 1st. In time to start with the S15 training.

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.10.12 17:30:44 by JustPlainSHARK Reply
  • Kirchner to recover in time.

    You heard it first here on Sharksworld! 😀

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.10.12 18:25:06 by wpw Reply
  • Zane is reliable..but do we need reliable..this is the problem..we want a backline to destroy the opposition and I fear against nz he will be ineffective..australia were walk overs..the sharks currie cup team could probably match them..but a full strength nz team..that is another story..we can’t kick it to them and not expect dagg and co to run it at us…

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.10.12 19:14:02 by shaniboi Reply

  • Hey there’s nothing wrong with me 😆
    Bad news bad news…

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.10.12 19:19:20 by Franshark Reply
  • Sory to say it, but Frans’ injury couldn’t come at a better time. Jean de Villiers is much better at inside center and in Durban we need Whitehead to get some gametime as well. I think both players are more suited for the current gameplan of their teams than Frans.

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.10.12 19:20:46 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

  • Sad day but we need to realise that there are more players than whatwe call our untouchables. Nice that sideshow is down now lambie will get a full run

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.10.12 19:39:27 by Dunx Reply

  • arno botha & mapoe called up to the Boks…so happy for lionel…the boy has been on fire!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.10.12 19:41:15 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 7) :

    Yea !! delighted !!! must say . The sadist in me is happy that Frans is out , Taute should get time to settle in the side now !!

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.10.12 20:09:03 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 7) : he deserves his callup, for sure.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.10.12 20:18:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • BokXV for Saturday should be
    1. Beast
    2. Strauss
    3. Jannie
    4. Etsebeth
    5. Bekker
    6. Louw
    7. Coetzee
    8. Vermeulen
    9. Pienaar
    10. Jantjies
    11. Hougaard
    12. De Villiers
    13. Taute
    14. Habana
    15. Lambie

    16. Burden
    17. Cilliers
    18. Kruger
    19. Alberts
    20. Goosen
    21. De Jongh
    22. Mapoe/Mvovo

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.10.12 21:11:40 by Mutley Reply
  • Are we now reduced to celebrating injuries to players we don’t like?

    Spies a few days ago, and now Kirchner.
    Come on guys. Try to show a bit more class.

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.10.12 02:37:28 by fyndraai Reply
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  • Lambie to play like crap. Rob to blame it on Meyer denting his confidence and him being rusty.

    You heard it here first.

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.10.12 03:13:24 by hendrikp Reply

  • @Mutley (Comment 10) :

    Drop Goosen for missing 2 kicks, one from 50-odd metres? Give the guy a chance 😯

    And Willem Alberts has been a lot better – while not always at the forefront – then people give him credit for. Part of a strong intimidating forward pack & loose-trio that has dominated the past 2 games. Why you would want to disturb that by bringing Coetzee in I don’t understand.

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.10.12 03:16:15 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 13) : @hendrikp (Comment 13) : lambie & coetzee my PLAY, it’s a must.

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.10.12 07:00:41 by Megatron Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 12) : lol… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.10.12 07:01:19 by Megatron Reply

  • I see that there is no love for Daniel from HM.

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.10.12 07:05:48 by Loosehead Reply

  • @Hendrikp
    Alberts looks tired, give Coetzee a chance and I also rate Alberts more as an impact player of the bench. Goosen played ok, made a couple of line breaks but always runs away from his support. Jantjies deserves a chance to start in the nr 10 jersey, he has done much more than Goosen to warrant his selection.

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.10.12 07:42:29 by Mutley Reply
  • I cant see the Bok team changing from last weekend. So not sure why re-inforcements are needed? So let Mapoe and Botha go hold tackle bags and water bottles while Keegan Daniel and co try win a currie cup.

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.10.12 07:42:44 by SheldonK Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 12) : Oh boy, our resident Bok barometer is at it again 🙄

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.10.12 07:47:18 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @fyndraai (Comment 11) : Its hardly celebrating in the case of Kirchner. In Spies’ case it was but the real celebrating was done when Meyer finally dropped his love child Steyn (after destroying him mentally).

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.10.12 08:50:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 12) : @Megatron (Comment 15) : Wish away, bitter people.

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.10.12 08:55:04 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • The loose forwards performed very well on Saturday…but I cant help wondering what the 3 loose trio would look like if Spies,Burger and Smith are all fit?? Or if Brussouw apologies for shagging Meyers wife (only explanation i can think of). Food for thought..Will Vermeulen,Coetzee be tossed aside? I also wonder how many tries the Boks may have created on Sat had Daniel been playing off the bench…his linking play has been taken to another level this year.

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.10.12 09:23:59 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 21) :

    just tell him Goosen plays like crap . Should get the right reaction ….

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.10.12 11:47:39 by Zibbie Reply
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