Richard Ferguson

Two more boks ruled out of EOYT

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, WP on 17 Oct 2012 at 07:54
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We reported earlier in the week that both Andries Bekker and Tiaan Liebenberg would be missing the Western Province semi-final clash against the Lions. New filtering through last night confirmed the worst for both players though.

Andries Bekker has been ruled out for 6 to 8 weeks, while Tiaan Liebenberg will be out of action for 2 to 3 months, meaning both these Springboks will be missing in action when they tour Europe in the End of Year tour.

Bekker has picked up some sort of big toe injury while Liebenberg has hurt his back, and now takes the total of new / recent injuries ruling players out of the End of Year Tour to four, with Johan Goosen and Coenie Oosthuizen also ruled out.


  • On the positive side, Burden will finally get his Bok cap

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.10.12 08:05:06 by Mutley Reply
  • @Mutley (Comment 1) :

    I’d like to think so but with Meyer’s history of player management he’ll probably take another hooker on tour without giving Burden a chance to play. 🙄

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.10.12 08:08:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 1) : I doubt burden will be capped he will be 3rd behind chilliboy

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.10.12 08:11:53 by Dunx Reply

  • @Dunx (Comment 3) :

    Have to agree with you..

    I won’t be surprised if Chilliboy jumps Adriaan Strauss into the starting team.

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.10.12 08:15:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Dunx (Comment 3) :

    Unfortunately you’re right.I suppose,to be fair, Chilliboy has the inside lane on Burden and if fit should tour with the Boks.

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.10.12 08:20:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Dunx (Comment 3) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) :

    Burden will also tour because they will have at least 3 hookers in the squad but I doubt he’ll get game time unless there is another injury.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.10.12 08:22:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Is it just me or does Bekker always get “injured” for the less important internationals? Crocked for the England games, crocked for year end tour, fine for Rugby Champs?

    Not saying he’s getting managed into it, but if he were it would suck big time.

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.10.12 08:23:01 by PTAShark Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) :

    Three more Currie Cup games to come, don’t rule out another injury!

    But agreed, he will tour and carry tackle bags in the cold in Europe.. Better than the Durban heat, I am sure!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.10.12 08:28:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Chiliboy deserves to start against of Strauss, IMO, cos he’s a far better hooker.

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.10.12 09:10:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : chilli was pretty damn decent. I’d give him the first hooker jersey too

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.10.12 09:35:53 by Ice Reply
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  • Strauss was 2nd choice to Bissie, doubt they’ll start with Chilliboy yet

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.10.12 10:06:34 by Ludz Reply

  • I reckon Chilli was second in line….I’d rather see him starting than our Feeestate Hooker-come-fh.

    Strauss is always in the backline ready to grab the ball when he shouldn’t. I haven’t been too impressed with him.

    And Bekker injured….AGAIN?! Maybe he’s too soft for rugby, he’d be sublime playing a sport like Jukskei or bowls….no impact, no defense required, shouldn’t even be called a sport – perfect for Andries. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.10.12 10:59:46 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Bekker must must think anout going to Japan.

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.10.12 11:29:20 by GreatSharksays Reply


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