Rugby

Bok boost for Cheetahs

2013-01-12 14:33
Johan Goosen (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Cheetahs will get the services of injured Springboks Coenie Oosthuizen and Johan Goosen back for their first Super Rugby game this year.

Coach Naka Drotské's men kick off their Super-campaign against the Sharks in Bloemfontein on February 23, and according to the Volksblad website, the duo is expected to be fit by then.

Prop Oosthuizen is suffering from a back injury while flyhalf Goosen has been sidelined with a knee injury.

In a further boost to the central franchise, other injured players in fullback Willie le Roux (groin), flank Lappies Labuschagné (ankle) and No 8 Philip van der Walt (knee) should also be ready, while flank Heinrich Brüssow (shoulder) has an outside chance to be fit in time.

The Cheetahs play two warm-up games against the Lions (26 January) and Bulls (February 9) before beginning the season-proper.

Drotské said Oosthuizen and Goosen are likely to make their returns in the second warm-up game against the Bulls.

"Johan (Goosen) was sick this week and didn't train, but has kicked for posts and his knee is looking good. He may play in the practice game against the Bulls."

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