2015 Nedbank Golf Challenge

30 of the world's best golfers will descend on the Gary Player Golf Course for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge!

Lengthy layoff for Frans Steyn

2012-10-01 18:01
Cape Town - Springbok centre Frans Steyn's ankle injury is worse than initially though which will see him remain on the sidelines for the next three months.

Steyn was on Friday ruled out of the Bok Test against Australia over the weekend after injuring his ankle in training last Monday.

News emanating from the Springbok camp now indicates that Steyn's ankle injury is worse than initially feared which will see him undergo an operation on Wednesday.

Well-known rugby scribe Brenden Nel confimed the news via his twitter account.

"Frans Steyn out for three months. Ankle injury worse than expected. Will operate wednesday #Boks #Rugby," Nel tweeted after speaking to the team doctor, Craig Roberts.

Nel also said fullback Zane Kirchner is in trouble after he injured his hip in the 31-8 win over the Wallabies. He will be assessed later in the week, while flank Jacques Potgieter is out of the reckoning with an abdominal strain.

The Boks take on the All Blacks in Soweto on Saturday to conclude their Rugby Championship campaign.

Kick-off at the FNB Stadium is 17:00 on Saturday.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


20 August 2016
  • South Africa v Argentina, Nelspruit 17:00
27 August 2016
  • Argentina v South Africa, TBA 00:00
10 September 2016
  • Australia v South Africa, Brisbane 00:00


Rank Team P W Pts


08 August 2015
26 July 2015
25 July 2015
18 July 2015
17 July 2015

Opinion Poll

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.