Brussow on course for early return

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 19 Feb 2013 at 08:13
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There’s contrasting news for two men in direct competition for the Bok number 6 jersey, with Cheetahs opensider Heinrich Brüssow receiving a boost after spending nearly six months on the sideline.

According to coach Naka Drostke, Brüssow is expected to return to the side for next week’s encounter against the Chiefs in New Zealand – an earlier return than was previously anticipated. He won’t however, be ready to take on the Sharks in Saturday’s opener.

Stormers counterpart Schalk Burger hasn’t been quite so lucky, though. After almost a year away from rugby due to a knee injury, Burger has now been ruled out for an additional month after picking up a calf problem in training. He’ll return to the side, at the earliest, after their fourth-round bye.

Drotske has further confirmed that both flyhalf Johan Goosen and prop Coenie Oosthuizen are expected to be fit to face the Sharks.


  • Must say I am glad we don’t have to face Brussow in Bloem. He has always been a thorn in the Sharks’ side

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.02.13 09:29:38 by Bokhoring Reply
  • dodged a bullet there brussow is trouble

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.02.13 09:55:59 by Poisy Reply
  • but how will Goosen hold up? the two should come off the bench to assist with their comebacks.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.02.13 10:13:58 by Dunx Reply

  • I have a bad feeling that Schalk might end up the same as Juan Smith. It seems as though he just keeps getting injured before finally having to retire.

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.02.13 10:46:10 by Butchie34 Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 1) : @Poisy (Comment 2) : Have to say I agree completely.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.02.13 10:46:47 by Butchie34 Reply

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