Ouch! Terrible injury for Joubert

2013-04-07 16:31
Ernst Joubert (Dan Roan - Twitter)
Cape Town - Former Lions No 8 Ernst Joubert, now playing for English club Saracens, has suffered one of the worst broken noses seen in rugby.

Joubert, 32, broke his nose while playing for Saracens against Irish side Ulster in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

Saracens won the game 27-16 at Twickenham with tries from Will Fraser and Chris Ashton as well as 17 points from England flyhalf Owen Farrell.

Ruan Pienaar slotted over three penalties for Ulster, the second of which levelled the scores at 6-6 before Saracens responded with 13 unanswered points, also converting Iain Henderson's late try in a losing cause.

Next up for Saracens will be an April 28 last-four clash at Twickenham against French side Toulon, who beat England's Leicester 21-15 on Sunday.

Despite the injury, Joubert still managed to crack a smile after the game, as shown in the picture.

Ernst Joubert (Dan Roan - @danroan - Twitter)

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