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Lions lose Franco


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 25 Mar 2014 at 15:54
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The blows keep coming, with news that Lions lock (and tight-five talisman) Franco van der Merwe has been forced out for the season.

The big number 5, who played for the Sharks as a loan player in 2013, injured his ankle against the Reds last weekend. He has already had surgery and will be on the sidelines for around 6 months.

The Lions have a bye this weekend, before hosting the Crusaders at Ellis Park the week after.


13 Comments

  • Hard luck Lions fans. At least we can commiserate!

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.03.14 16:19:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • NOT good news!

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.03.14 16:38:43 by R Hayward Reply

     
  • Bad week for the Lions, losing both Franco and Stuart Berry. 😈

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.03.14 17:13:05 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) : 😆 well done 😆

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.03.14 17:42:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Franco vd Merwe is a huge loss. Martin Muller will most likely have to step in and step up

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.03.14 17:46:22 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) :
    😆

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.03.14 17:54:49 by Big Fish Reply
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  • That’s a lot of Boks injured already this year for long periods of time:

    Franco vd Merwe
    Pierre Spies
    Arno Botha
    Pat Lambie
    Piete-Steph du Toit

    Have the Wallabies and Kiwis lost nearly as many and are there any other Boks injured?

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.03.14 08:15:35 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 7) : Eben Etzebeth…

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.03.14 08:40:03 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) : Pockock for the Wallabies.

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.03.14 09:08:34 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) : 😈 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.03.14 09:21:11 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 7) : Coenie Oosthuizen and Frik Kirsten (did Kirsten tour with the Boks?)
    Juan de Jongh will be back in Round 8 and Scarra Ntubeni in Round 12

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.03.14 09:34:19 by slammerboy Reply
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  • Nearly half the Lions SR experience gone in one foul swoop 😥

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.03.14 09:50:02 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) : 😆 😆

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.03.14 10:08:28 by Pokkel Reply
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