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No Duane for Boks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 15 Aug 2016 at 10:24
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The Springboks have been dealt a major blow ahead of the Rugby Championships, with the news that experienced loose forward Duane Vermeulen will not be available for the competition.

Vermeulen has suffered a knee injury playing for his French club side Toulon and will need to undergo surgery, ruling him out of action until at least the end of the year.

No replacement has been named at this stage, with the Springbok management feeling they have sufficient back row cover within the squad.


14 Comments

  • Why was he not training with the Boks for Saturday’s test match?

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.08.16 10:28:00 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • I’ll just drop this in here.

    Phillip van der Walt.

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.08.16 10:29:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Honestly not sure if this is a bad thing for the boks… Do not get me wrong Duane is a great ball carrier if you want to play first channel smash rugby… but I am hoping the Boks will get away from that… maybe this is the catalyst that sparks the change.

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.08.16 10:31:16 by Warren Harvey Reply

     
  • @Warren Harvey (Comment 3) : I agree, Whiteley needs game time with the Boks.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.08.16 10:34:07 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 2) : Whilst i would be a blow to the Sharks he does deserve a call up. Doubt he will get one though

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.08.16 10:40:46 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Boks loose trio combo likely to be 6. Louw. 7. Mahoje 8. Whiteley. My preference would be 6. Kriel 7. Louw 8. Whiteley. and id even take 6. Kriel 7. Notshe 8. Whiteley

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.08.16 10:41:56 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Warren Harvey (Comment 3) : @Uli Boelie (Comment 4) : personally I don’t think it’s all bad as it will give Whiteley game time and personally I’d rather have him in my team than Duane who’s just playing because he is contracted.

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.08.16 10:48:53 by JD Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 6) : like Kriel, Notshe and Whiteley but don’t think we will get it!?

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.08.16 10:50:15 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 8) : Local is lekker but yeh i agree with you. Hard to see Louw not starting

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.08.16 10:51:33 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 9) : ja think he will start with Louw, Mahoje and Whiteley.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.08.16 11:05:13 by JD Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 9) : I fail to understand Bok coaches’ fascination with Louw. He had a phenomenal ’09 or ’10 season (can’t recall which) but he seems to have increasingly gone off the boil since then.

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.08.16 11:07:14 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 10) : I think so too. @vanmartin (Comment 11) : He has gone off the boil a bit lately…he looks tired to be honest though so perhaps he is a little refreshed now as he is in his off season. But yeh i think there are local guys that are more than capable of replacing him

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.08.16 11:13:26 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 11) : It helps if you are the grandson of Jan Pickhard,worked for Schalk for years.
    What news on Marcel how much longer is he injured.

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.08.16 11:14:01 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 13) : Thought Marcel was out till next year?

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.08.16 11:41:28 by SheldonK Reply

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