Currie Cup

Injury blows for Lions

2014-09-11 09:54
Derick Minnie (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - The Golden Lions medical team released an injury update ahead of Saturday’s Currie Cup clash against Western Province at Ellis Park.

In the backline, scrumhalf Ross Cronje will be unavailable for up to three weeks, having injured his knee against the Blue Bulls at Loftus on Saturday.

Centre Alwyn Hollenbach suffered a calf strain during a training session this week. His injury will continue to be monitored and further assessed.

Up front, No 8 Derick Minnie - who captained the Lions against the Bulls last week - injured his hand in the match at Loftus Versfeld and will also be out for up to three weeks.

Meanwhile, flank Jaco Kriel, who fell awkwardly on his calf during Tuesday’s training session, will need to pass a fitness test in order to be cleared for Saturday’s clash, which kicks off at 17:05.

Read more on:    golden lions  |  currie cup  |  johannesburg  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
Sport Talk

Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Your thoughts on the Currie Cup being cut to a one-round tournament in 2018?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.