Elstadt blow for WP

2012-09-10 16:19

Cape Town - Western Province received a big setback on Monday with the news that flank Rynhardt Elstadt will be out of action for three weeks.

WP Rugby confirmed that Elstadt sustained a hairline fracture in one of his ribs in their 29-22 win over the Free State Cheetahs over the weekend. This will see him miss their upcoming clash against the Sharks in Durban, as well as home games against Griquas and the Golden Lions.

Initial thoughts were that Elstadt would be fine after the union announced on Sunday that he only sustained "a few bumps and bruises".

However, the prognosis was found to be worse than initially thought which is a big blow to the Capetonians who are already thin in the loose forward stakes. Schalk Burger, Nick Koster, Nizaam Carr and Siya Kolisi are all out with injuries, while No 8 Duane Vermeulen is away with the Springboks for the Rugby Championship. These injuries have seen captain and regular hooker Deon Fourie do duty as a loose forward in the Currie Cup.

Wing Ederies Arendse is also still struggling with a shoulder injury and will likely be sidelined for six more weeks.

Coach Allister Coetzee did, however, receive some good news on Monday with flank Tyrone Holmes (shoulder) and fullback Joe Pietersen (wrist) declared ready for selection. Loose forward Tertius Daniller (long-term knee injury) also rejoined the squad at training on Monday.

WP's win in Bloemfontein lifted them to top spot on the overall Currie Cup log with 15 points, leading the Golden Lions and Sharks on points difference.

Their clash against the Sharks at Kings Park kicks off at 19:10 on Saturday.


  • blou.johnny - 2012-09-10 16:27

    ..en steeds geen bekers vir die Kaapse Klopse...?!

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-10 16:38

      6 Blue Bulls

      macziekpk - 2012-09-10 18:28

      0 Stormers - oh that's trophies

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-09-10 18:52

      Blou bollie

  • blou.johnny - 2012-09-10 16:34

    ...and still zero cups for the Cape Minstrels....?!

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-10 16:39

      6 Blue Bulls

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-09-10 16:50

      Blue should have been an abortion!

      macziekpk - 2012-09-10 18:28

      0 trophies Stormers

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-09-10 18:51

      42-6. LOL

  • altusdt - 2012-09-10 16:50

    'n Mens kan nie 'n beker in die middel van die seisoen wen nie!!! Wag tot die seisoen verby is en as die WP nie die Currie Beker gewen het nie dan kan jy dit maar sê!!! Ten minste lê die WP nie heel onder op die log nie.

  • brendan.viljoen.52 - 2012-09-10 17:02

    Wonder wie die bulle verder gaan koop, siende dat hulle dalk n westryd teen die kings gaan moet speel om in die currie cup te bly.

      andre.terblanche.5 - 2012-09-10 17:13

      Ja die kings is so goed hulle is in S15 sonder om die lions te wen.

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-10 17:22

      DIe bulls is so goed, hulle is laaste, en koop links en regs elke speler. Binnekort gaan al die nuwe spelers in die eerste divisie speel teen griffons en goed.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-11 01:12

      @lean. Ja maar jy moet onthou hulle het 'n beker gewen wat nie eers meer bestaan nie 'n hele klompie jare terug. Hulle is mos die vlagskip van SA Rugby. En dan wonder mens hoekom die Bokke deur 'n patetiese Wallaby span gesink was......

  • John - 2012-09-10 17:07

    blou johnny get some one to write a new line for you.

      macziekpk - 2012-09-10 18:29

      Doesnt need a new line because all lines are repeated because they remain to be true and will forever be true, blou jonny the prophet

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-11 02:39

      I think maaksiek is Heineken's pseudonym. Everything that was true and relevant donkey years ago, must still be true and relevant. It is scary to see what happens behind a bloubril.

  • William.R.Sharp - 2012-09-11 18:04

    Blou Johnny, neither do the bulls have any trophys, take a look at the Cuury Cup log and at the last Super 15 and perhaps the obvious will slip through the little cracks

  • William.R.Sharp - 2012-09-11 18:09

    blou johnny neither do the blue bulls have any trophies, take a look at the Curry Cup log and the recent Super 15 and perhaps the facts will creep through

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