Currie Cup injury update: Daniller in doubt

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content on 13 Aug 2013 at 09:42
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Injury news is starting to filter on from the various Currie Cup premier league teams and while the weekend’s toll is nowhere near as bad as we’ve become used to from Super Rugby, a number of players look likely to miss out.

Fantasy League managers, of course, would do well to take note of these on a weekly basis, but if you’re playing over on, be sure not to hit the “trade” button just yet as you only have 10 for the season and need to use them very wisely indeed.

Cheetahs fullback Hennie Daniller has apparently been playing for some weeks with a broken hand; never really known for his management of injured players (ask Juan Smith), coaching genius Naka Drotske has apparently been happy to let the big man play through the pain, rather than getting it seen to. Saturday’s match against the Lions appeared to have been the last straw for Daniller and he’s undergoing scans today to determine the best course of action. If he is forced out, the Cheetahs will be stretched at fullback; Riaan Smit is the likely deputy in the number 15 jersey, but he too is struggling with injury and a call will be made later. Willie du Plessis is now set to join the Cheetahs after it was earlier reported that he’d become a Lions player.

Griquas have definitely lost both Ligtoring Landman (broken thumb) and Marnus Schoeman (hamstring tear) for this weeekend’s game; the former is of course likely to be out for much of the season and the latter just a few weeks.

The Sharks have only Tim Whitehead and Keegan Daniel as fresh doubts for the week, with neither yet ruled either in or out. Hansie Graaff and SP Marais have both started training with the squad this week as well.

In Bulls country, flanks Jacques du Plessis and Wiaan Liebenberg are both in some doubt for the weekend, but neither has yet been ruled out. Handre Pollard comes back into their squad too, along with Kings players in Jacques Engelbrecht, Bandise Maku and David Bullbring. It’s unlikely, though, that coach Pine Pienaar will tinker too much with the team.

Western Province winger Cheslin Kolbe is in doubt with a knee injury, while Rynardt Elstadt and Gary van Aswegen are also being monitored. Tiaan Liebenberg should come back into the selection frame after recovering from injury.

We’re not aware of any fresh Lions injuries, but apparently Alwyn Hollenbach is going under the knife this morning to fix his foot, thus delaying his return to action until next season.


  • Pretty rich criticizing Naka for his player management. Do I hear the pot calling the kettle a cullart??? Big difference between a possible fracture and a break smarty pants, but nice use of words to sensationalise.

    Cheetahs have signed Tuks pivot Willie du Plessis as cover

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.08.13 10:00:11 by KingCheetah Reply
  • ” Country Cup ” <- Autocorrect fail?

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.08.13 10:05:03 by Die Kriek Reply
  • good grief .. half my team is injured after week 1 ….

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.08.13 10:24:33 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Daniller had a good run injury wise. I think we’re going to see quite a few Super Rugby players going down in the currie cup just from overplaying.

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.08.13 10:44:16 by PTAShark Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 1) :

    seems the Lions has confirmed that the signed him from 1 Nov

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.08.13 10:55:43 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 5) : Oh dear, another cat fight looms lol

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.08.13 11:14:43 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 5) : Yes it is confirmed and Willie Weps started to practise with the Lions as of today in a swop with Calie Visagie…..

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.08.13 11:18:24 by Lassy_lion Reply
  • @KingCheetah (Comment 6) :

    he signed with the Lions from 1 Nov 2013 . So he should then be able to first complete his CC duties with the Cheetahs .

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.08.13 11:22:26 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Can`t we borrow some Kings Players for this Friday night?

    They have the lions` number! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.08.13 11:31:46 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 9) :

    in that case we will borrow some Kwas players :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.08.13 11:35:01 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 10) : If you get Mnisi now I guarantee Deysel won`t even rock up Friday night. .. bwahahaha

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.08.13 11:41:04 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 9) : 😀 😀 😆 😆

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.08.13 11:45:52 by Caratacus Reply

  • @Original Pierre (Comment 11) : Please dont say that he is in my FL team….This no show Sharks hurting my FL already… 😯

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.08.13 12:06:58 by Lassy_lion Reply
  • @KingCheetah (Comment 1) : What’s a cullart? ❓

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.08.13 14:59:31 by vanmartin Reply
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  • i have decided that it would be best and most convenient for all involved , to have my FL team meeting in a hospital ward …

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.08.13 12:25:23 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 14) : Lol, just a play on words.

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.08.13 18:44:33 by KingCheetah Reply

  • Seems after all the hullaboo about Naka not managing players as alluded to by the author, Daniller does not require surgery and is able to play.

    Makes your sensation seeking comment seem a bit lame now!

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.08.13 18:46:19 by KingCheetah Reply


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