Springboks

Pietersen in doubt for Boks

2012-08-06 10:58
JP Pietersen (Gallo Images)
Durban - According to Rugby365, JP Pietersen has suffered a hand injury in the Sharks' loss to the Chiefs is in doubt for the Rugby Championship.

Pietersen had been included in coach Heyneke Meyer's Springbok squad for the Rugby Championship.

Meyer was confident 'most' of his players would be fit for the opening Rugby Championship Test against Argentina, but confirmed that they had yet to assess the extent of JP Pietersen's injuries.

"We had a medical report on the Sharks players and most of the players are fit to go," Meyer said on Saturday.

"We are a little bit worried about JP Pietersen, but we'll assess the situation once the Sharks are back.

"They did scans in New Zealand [on the hand injury].

"Most of the [Sharks] players will be fit. Sometimes it takes a day or two to see how badly injured the players are."

Other injury concerns were Eben Etzebeth, whilst injured Springboks not considered for selection were: Bjorn Basson, Juan Smith, Schalk Burger, Heinrich Brüssow, Bandise Maku and Coenie Oosthuizen as well as Stormers eighth-man Duane Vermeulen.

Meyer will also be wary in picking some Sharks for the earlier games of the Rugby Championship opener after their grueling Super Rugby campaign.




Read more on:    sharks  |  springboks  |  super 15  |  jp pietersen  |  heyneke meyer  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

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
24 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
01 October 2016
South Africa v Australia, Pretoria 17:05
02 October 2016
Argentina v New Zealand, Buenos Aires 00:10
08 October 2016
South Africa v New Zealand, Durban 17:05
Argentina v Australia, London 20:30
05 November 2016
Barbarians v South Africa, London 17:00
12 November 2016
England v South Africa, Twickenham 16:30
19 November 2016
Italy v South Africa, Stadio Artemio Franchi 16:00
Vote

The Springboks have two more Rugby Championship matches - against Australia in Pretoria (October 1) and New Zealand in Durban (October 8). How will the Boks fare in those Tests?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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