Richard Ferguson

Bok injury update

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 27 Jul 2015 at 10:03
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Four players were forced off the field with injuries on Saturday, and they will be checked during the next day or so, after which more clarity will be given.

Both tightheads Jannie du Plessis and Vincent Koch left the field, Jannie with a knee concern while Koch looks to have a broken rib.

Similarly, Warren Whiteley also looks to have broken a rib.

Francois Louw has a shoulder concern.

All four players will be assessed but will have two weeks to recover as the Rugby Championship takes a break this weekend.


  • Some really big concerns here flow and Marcell out. Koch coming along nicely and off. Jannie probably the first season in a long time he has played this level and now he has to rust- a -while HM not having an easy buildup to say the least. Lood so good and out too? I suppose it’s up to the sharks built ,stormers owned psdt to recover quick enough to build continuity. Good news maybe for Jaco Kriel?

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.07.15 10:31:57 by coolfusion Reply
  • Rich or Rob, please could you do your articles again where you rate the players out of 10. Great to get that sort of insight into the performances.

    Thanks guys.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.07.15 11:16:09 by StevieS Reply
  • @StevieS (Comment 2) : ja I second that was nice to read how others ratted the players.

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.07.15 11:58:14 by JD Reply
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  • Jeepers but we have been unlucky with injuries…

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.07.15 11:59:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good luck with the assessments and recovery, gents!

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.07.15 12:00:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Are there any players outside the match day squad that are now fit? JDV? Serfontein? Frans Steyn? Coetzee injury?

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.07.15 12:05:02 by SheldonK Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 1) : Lood just a hamstring sprain.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.07.15 13:49:03 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 1) : I highly doubt that jaco kriel will be involved.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.07.15 13:53:13 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 8) : Mapoe ended up getting two and a half minutes! 😆

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.07.15 13:56:18 by Ben Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 8) : Agreed- loosies will be Schalk, Brussouw and Mahoje. Anyone know if Willem Alberts is still alive?

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.07.15 14:09:34 by SheldonK Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 7) : That is great news. Also hear Jannie is not so bad either?

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.07.15 14:11:57 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 8) : Ja but ……never mind…lost cause

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.07.15 14:12:35 by coolfusion Reply

  • De Allende missed 6 tackles last week this week only 2? That’s also good news.

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.07.15 14:13:31 by coolfusion Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 10) : Willie Aparently in the same race to fitness as Duane. So available but not ready.

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.07.15 14:19:47 by coolfusion Reply

  • When is the official doctors report due? Surely with such a long list 24 hours is too short?

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.07.15 14:23:31 by coolfusion Reply

  • Any confirmation of Koch fractured a rib?

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.07.15 14:42:50 by Kabouter Reply

  • @Ben (Comment 9) : i made some comments about that on twitter .. not so sure im allowed to repeat it here ..

    ai ne … and now Whiteley is injured as well . sigh

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.07.15 14:46:27 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 14) : They surely cant take Alberts to the World Cup then…that would be a massive risk

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.07.15 14:48:12 by SheldonK Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 12) : nah man . after this weekend i have lost all faith in the Boks . my soul died . im no longer interested .

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.07.15 14:51:45 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 18) : Ja also after this weekend you know every man must be firing on all cylinders to take on allblacks ireland and England.

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.07.15 15:47:44 by coolfusion Reply

  • Player ratings

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.07.15 16:51:20 by StevieS Reply
  • More player ratings for the Boks:

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.07.15 17:25:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And the All Blacks:

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.07.15 17:27:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Here is my take on the Boks.

    Much better intent and the centres are a silver lining to hold on for. Our scrum is back to form of yester-year. Locks look top brilliant (probably better without Matfield). Our breakdown competing is top notch with both loose forward line ups over the past 2 weeks (balance, not bulk). We have been unlucky on the injury front, especially with the scrums last weekend. Pienaar has improved his delivery, but Id like to see some of the silky running he showed in his youth!!!

    Tactically we need a level head and game manager at 10 and Pollard is not that yet. Despite all his spark, he doesnt control the game and we have suffered for it the past 2 weekends. I was their at Suncorp to see it first hand. Also people tend to forget that he wasn’t that great in the Semis and Final at the u20 world cup when it mattered!!!

    It grinds me how a guy who has proven himself on multiple occasions to be a controlling figure under intense pressure – LAMBO – gets given the shaft because he is not as explosive.

    BUT overall it is an improvement in personnel and style of play!!!

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.07.15 02:24:19 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 24) : Good summation. It seems a lot of people feel Pollard isn’t controlling the game well.

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.07.15 08:33:28 by StevieS Reply

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