Richard Ferguson

Kriel out for 2017

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 19 Sep 2017 at 12:48
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Jaco Kriel is set to miss the remainder of the 2017 season due to shoulder surgery.

Kriel hurt his shoulder in the drawn test against Australia in Perth two weeks ago and will be out of action for at least six months. That rules him out of the End of Year Tour matches against Ireland, France, Italy and Wales as well. It could also hinder his participation in the start of the 2018 Super Rugby season.

His replacement in the Springbok team may very well be Francois Louw, who was mentioned as a potential call up by coach Allister Coetzee. Louw has himself also confirmed that he is on standby and is ready to join the squad should he be called upon.

With 7 players released to play Currie Cup rugby this weekend, we could very well see a significantly changed team for the final two weeks of the 2017 Rugby Championship.


  • Well changes needs to be made as the current setup is not producing against top team!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.09.17 14:01:47 by JD Reply
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  • More brilliant thinking by this farce of a Bok management. Carry Dan DuPreez around for the entire Rugby Championships, then when a loosie is injured opening a spot for Dan, they play a lock instead, and then release Dan and bring in Louw????? If they wanted Louw, why not bring him in from the beginning instead of Dan? These guys have no plan whatsoever, only reactive management, no proactive management.

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.09.17 14:23:41 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 2) : Good points.

    I hope Jaco comes back fully fit next year. We need him.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.09.17 14:30:01 by StevieS Reply
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 2) : First they decided to play two to-the-ball type players in Kolisi and Kriel, lost Kriel and replaced him with a lock, and now they seem to be back to the original plan.

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.09.17 15:11:55 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 2) : I fully agree. I think AC is a clown of note.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.09.17 15:12:53 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 5) : It is not only Alistair, it is the whole management team.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.09.17 15:17:51 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 4) : So why was Dan in the squad then?

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.09.17 15:18:28 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 7) : Dan was picked as a no 8 but never even got on the bench because the ”management ”went with Cassiem at 8,who is normally a 7,and was quoted as saying the position isnew to him and he hopes to adapt to it soon.This just before a test against the AB’S in N.Z. the perfect environment to ease yourself into the position.
    And still we wonder how we actually managed to score 0 in the game.

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.09.17 15:26:44 by The hound Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 6) : AC has final say on the squad makeup though

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.09.17 15:41:34 by Dunx Reply

  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 7) : I am just saying they seem to be all other the place – falling from one strategy to the next.

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.09.17 15:43:25 by Bokhoring Reply
  • How much damage does AC do to players with his selections and the worst is its those players that have to bear the brunt of the blowback from the frustrated fans.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.09.17 16:20:28 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Bad luck, Jaco. Good player…all the best for the recovery…

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.09.17 23:39:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 8) :
    It seems to me that Dan Dupreez is pretty new at 8 also. How many top level matches has he played in that position?

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.09.17 01:04:47 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 2) :

    The real shocker here is not that Dan du Preez was DROPPED from the Bok squad. It is that he was dropped from the BOK Squad.

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.09.17 01:07:36 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 13) : I agree even though he has had some decent games here and there nothing special, he was for the most part either out on injury or struggling with form. I don’t think we should (in our minds) package him together with JL who has been on form for a while now. He has not made 8 his own like his brother did with his position.

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.09.17 05:54:39 by coolfusion Reply

  • @fyndraai (Comment 13) : My point was that Alistar Coetzee picked Dan as a no 8,then when needed an 8 he decided to give the job to a 7, who he never considered as an 8 when he picked him
    Dan should never have been carrying tackle bags and water bottles with the Boks in the first place, but at the Sharks using the last 6 games to hone his skills as the next great Sharks 8,which he will be.

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.09.17 08:57:11 by The hound Reply
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