Richard Ferguson

Kriel coming home

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship, Wallabies on 12 Sep 2017 at 12:12
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The Springboks will face New Zealand without the services of Jaco Kriel as the flanker is on his way home.

Kriel complained about a shoulder niggle after the drawn match with Australia. This niggle did not improve and resulted in a scan on Monday evening which came up with a labrum tear.

Kriel will return home to start his rehabilitation with no player replacing him in New Zealand.

Kriel is the second player sent home after Coenie Oosthuizen’s broken arm resulted in him returning to Durban a week early.

With Kriel not playing we are set to see a change in the loose trio, and with Pieter-Steph du Toit having such a great game against Australia, don’t be surprised if we see him packing on the side of the scrum this weekend.


  • Ag fok

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.09.17 12:15:34 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Hi Rich, just a spell check for you on Coenie’s name.

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.09.17 12:17:21 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • We need to stick with PSDT at Lock, JL Dup has been superb.

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.09.17 12:18:34 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Dont be surprised to see Mahoje start…although i do feel it will be DuPreez. PSDT and Etzebeth to start again with Mostert replacing Lood on the bench. Nyakane for Coenie in a straight wap with Dreyer onto the bench. Have a slight feeling we may see a Pollard starting surprise…but think sanity will prevail and he will bench again

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.09.17 12:30:27 by SheldonK Reply

  • Time to unleash the Terrible Twin surely?

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.09.17 12:32:08 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) : that would make sense

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.09.17 12:35:41 by Dunx Reply

  • Nooo. Got al excited for nothing. Thought that Jesse Kriel was coming back home to the Sharks 🙁

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.09.17 12:35:56 by voltage Reply

  • @Sheldon. Mahoje is not on tour. He is injured…

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.09.17 12:40:09 by sharksboy Reply

  • @sharksboy (Comment 8) : My mistake i thought he was. Who is the other loose forwards on tour then? Just Dan DuPreez..means he will have to be on the bench at least

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.09.17 12:52:24 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Sheldon. Yes just him so hope he gets a run…

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.09.17 12:59:37 by sharksboy Reply

  • @sharksboy (Comment 10) : He should unless they go with 4 locks

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.09.17 13:43:44 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) : Agreed

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.09.17 16:27:37 by jdolivier Reply

  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) : Surely…surely, surely, SURELY…

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.09.17 18:11:30 by pastorshark Reply
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