Articol

Springboks dealt Kriel blow ahead of crunch All Blacks contest

12 septembrie 2017 11:11

South Africa have been dealt a blow ahead of Saturday's crunch Rugby Championship clash against New Zealand after influential flanker Jaco Kriel was ruled out with a shoulder injury.

The powerful forward complained of pain in his shoulder following the Springboks' 23-23 draw with Australia in Perth last weekend.

And Kriel has consequently returned home to South Africa, with no replacement selected in his place.

A South Africa Rugby Union (SARU) statement read: "Springbok flank Jaco Kriel will return home to South Africa after a shoulder injury has ruled him out of Saturday's vital Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks in Auckland.

"The industrious flanker complained of a shoulder problem after the drawn match in Perth last Saturday.

"His condition did not improve since then and he was sent for a scan on Monday afternoon in Auckland.

"The scan revealed that Kriel, who has formed a formidable loose trio combination with Siya Kolisi and Uzair Cassiem in recent weeks, had sustained a labrum tear."

South Africa also confirmed that prop Wilco Louw has been called into the squad to replace Coenie Oosthuizen, who has a broken arm.

The Springboks have two wins and a draw in this year's Rugby Championship ahead of the contest in Albany, while the All Blacks are three from three.

Ultimele ştiri

24 noiembrie 2017

 03:36
 03:28
 02:43
 01:50
 01:48
 01:14
 01:08
 01:03
 00:55
 00:48
 00:45

23 noiembrie 2017

 23:48
 23:42
 23:08
 23:05
 22:43
 21:49
 21:36
 21:33
 21:29
 20:56
 20:47
 19:40
 18:31
 18:18
 17:52
 17:42
 17:36
 17:00
 16:47
 16:46
 16:25
 16:03
 15:05
 14:42
 14:33
 14:00
 13:28
 13:07
 13:02
 12:18
 12:11
 11:55
 11:44
 11:42
 11:29
 10:55
 10:34
 09:49
 09:38
 08:54
 08:26
 07:14
 06:57
 06:01
 05:47
 05:08
 04:26
 04:24
 03:09
 02:46
 02:43
 02:37
 02:19
 01:59
 01:09
 00:45
 00:44
 00:38
 00:28