LIVE

    Stormers sweat over key injuries in pack

    2017-04-11 11:20

    Cape Town - Another week, another list of injuries for the Stormers. 

    It has been one of those seasons for coach Robbie Fleck, and there are a couple of fresh injury concerns following Saturday's 34-26 win over the Chiefs at Newlands. 

    The biggest comes in the form of young flank Cobus Wiese, who has a shoulder injury and looks almost certain to miss this Saturday's clash against the Lions in Cape Town. 

    Kick-off is at 17:15.

    Wiese picked up the injury against the Chiefs and he was replaced at half-time, and while assistant coach Russell Winter could not officially rule the 19-year-old out of the Lions clash, he did not see him recovering in time. 

    With Rynhardt Elstadt and Stephan de Witt also both out injured, the Stormers could have their depth at No 6 seriously tested against the Lions, although Nizaam Carr would be the logical replacement. 

    There is also concern over the second row powerhouse duo of Pieter-Steph du Toit and Eben Etzebeth.

    Du Toit was withdrawn from the Chiefs game late in the week with a swollen knee while Etzebeth is struggling with a calf strain. 

    Both players sat out Monday's training session and the pair will be re-assessed on Tuesday morning, although once again Winter did seem positive on both of those players. 

    The good news for the Stormers is that scrumhalf Jano Vermaak is back in training and is expected to be ready to face his former team, the Lions, in what promises to be a mouth-watering SA derby. 


    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    Most Read

    Fixtures

    Saturday, 17 February 2018
    • Stormers v Jaguares, Cape Town 15:05
    • Lions v Sharks, Emirates Airlines Park 17:15
    Friday, 23 February 2018
    • Highlanders v Blues, 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
    Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • Sunwolves v Brumbies, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium 06:15
    • Crusaders v Chiefs, 08:35
    • Waratahs v Stormers, Allianz Stadium 10:45
    • Lions v Jaguares, Emirates Airlines Park 15:05
    • Bulls v Hurricanes, Loftus Versfeld 17:15

    Results

    05 August 2017
    29 July 2017
    22 July 2017
    21 July 2017
    15 July 2017
    14 July 2017
    08 July 2017
    07 July 2017
    01 July 2017
    30 June 2017
    09 June 2017
    03 June 2017
    02 June 2017
    28 May 2017
    27 May 2017
    26 May 2017
    21 May 2017
    20 May 2017
    19 May 2017
    13 May 2017
    12 May 2017
    06 May 2017
    05 May 2017
    30 April 2017
    29 April 2017
    28 April 2017
    22 April 2017
    21 April 2017
    15 April 2017
    14 April 2017
    09 April 2017
    08 April 2017
    07 April 2017
    02 April 2017
    01 April 2017
    31 March 2017
    25 March 2017
    24 March 2017
    18 March 2017
    17 March 2017
    11 March 2017
    10 March 2017
    04 March 2017
    03 March 2017
    02 March 2017
    25 February 2017
    24 February 2017
    23 February 2017

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    The 2017 Super Rugby tournament has reached its quarter-final stage. When all is said and done, who emerges victorious?

    The ultimate Super Rugby quiz!

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