Lambie, Steyn cleared for RWC

2011-08-22 17:32

Cape Town - Patrick Lambie and Frans Steyn were on Monday cleared as available for selection to the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad, Springbok management confirmed on Monday.

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Steyn missed Saturday‚Äôs Castle Tri-Nations Test with a slight hamstring strain while Lambie suffered an injury to his shoulder in the opening moments. 

Lambie underwent a series of tests on Monday.

Team doctor, Dr Craig Roberts, reported that Lambie had suffered a sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder and would require rehabilitation and management, but it was not serious enough to rule him out of contention.

Steyn is receiving on-going rehabilitation to his hamstring injury and is well on the road to recovery.

The Springbok squad announcement will be broadcast live on SuperSport 1 from 19h30 on Tuesday.


  • PMG - 2011-08-22 17:41

    When watching Steyn I thought I was looking at Ricky Januarie or perhaps even Ollie Le Roux.

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-22 19:19

      Neither Ricky, nor Ollie are that fat.

      levit8 - 2011-08-23 09:02

      no no no ... he looked like he'd eaten Ricky Januarie !!! :)

  • Samurai Demo - 2011-08-22 17:42

    GREAT NEWS-2 sharks boys. graham henry 4 coach post wc lol, if not then mallet or rassie. will zuma be handing us the cup this time like madiba and mbheki? malema in 2015 haha. pray jdv doesnt get injured as he has already missed 2 cups. sa v eng final again! start smit against the small teams only!

  • AndrewG - 2011-08-22 17:43

    Thanks goodness, I reckon M. Steyn/Lambie combination could be just what is needed, Morne's unerring boot, and Lambie's game-breaking ability on attack. I'm just disappointed we never got to see too much of it on Saturday but we looked much more potent on attack with Lambie as 1st receiver.

      Lucky Strike - 2011-08-22 18:43

      We just have a problem with Steyn - actually two problems. 1. He is at least 8kgs overweight if not more; 2. We need to be careful that they don't cut his hair because he might just lose his strength and there goes the long-range kicking ability. Agge Nee Frans. Sny jou hare en hardloop daardie gewig af man. Jy lyk erger as Benny Mac.

  • Paddy - 2011-08-22 17:43

    Please not Frans Steyn! Can someone hold him down and cut his F#%king hair. Oh and by the way, has he heard of the 13 day diet. Frans needs to loose atleast 8kgs before he gets on the plane to NZ.

      Rob Rabbit - 2011-08-22 20:02

      The weight part I agree - the hair has zippo to do with anyone else - Kamp Staaldrad is dood.

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-22 23:59

      Rob you rabbit. I hate his untidy, dirty and uncouth look too. Agree with Paddy.

  • marcel.malherbe - 2011-08-22 17:46

    i saw frans steyn and schalk out in pe on friday night .. drinking heavily and partying pretty hard! This 3 weeks before the world cup?! And frans steyn has serious attitude ..

      Obama Bin Laden - 2011-08-22 17:52

      He does look like a bit of a douche, especially with that hair

      Obama Bin Laden - 2011-08-22 17:53

      And schalk is an eye gouger. I'd leave him and Frans in that night club along with Spies

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-23 00:01

      I have met Frans too, and he thinks he is the man. Stupid fat boy. @Obama - you should stay in your cave.

  • Durbanpoison - 2011-08-22 18:00

    Steyn kuier soos 'n motherF****. lekker gestrem in sy rugby op die oomblik.... kind moet wakker word en begin down to earth kom met al daai french flair....

  • Shorts1 - 2011-08-22 19:19

    Frans Steyn should come to his senses and fully realise that he needs to get a haircut if he is included in the Springbok squad for at least five reasons: - firstly he is showing a complete lack of maturity by keeping his hair at the length that it is, - secondly, in his role in the squad, he needs to take as much weight off his young shoulders as he can to ensure that he concentrates fully on the job at hand, - thirdly he needs to be able to see properly when he plays as there is no opportunity to wipe your hair from your eyes when you need to see what you are doing at this highest level of international rugby, - fourthly the opposition is not interested in how he looks ( sex appeal means nothing to any other of the players on the rugby field ), and - finally, if he fails to do so, his head will continously be pulled to pieces by the opposition in every loose maul that he may find himself in, especially playing against both Samoa and Fiji who traditionally have a ' win at all costs ' approach to the way in which they 'play?' the game. Hopefully sanity will prevail. He can always let it grow again back to any ridiculous length that he wants once the RWC is over.

      Willem - 2011-08-22 22:29

      His hair has absolutely fo*&l to do with the way he plays...can you say scrum cap...

      ikey_tiger - 2011-08-23 00:03

      you are so old-fashioned.. I like the look, Its a nice "dont F&*@ with me" look :) Besides like Willem said, it doenst effect his rugby.. what does concern me though is his fitness.. Looks like he traded his six-pack for a nice Papsak.

  • Johann - 2011-08-22 19:52

    Fransie is in poor condition all round (pardon the pun). Maybe an option at prop?? Hopefully Lambie will be fully fit, he's the best option at present.

  • Steyts - 2011-08-22 20:44

    Boys give Frans some time. Remember it's been a while since he last played in France. He will get there! I'm sure that if he is overweight then the bok conditioning staff will do something about it! We need his big boot from the back in the heavy weather!!

  • Chris - 2011-08-22 21:44

    Smiling on us the Gods of sport are.

  • Craig - 2011-08-22 22:12

    Steyn should have remained injured, would prefer to see Aplon and Lambie as our only fullback choices. Stey is too slow for his position, more suited as a loose forward.

      Steyts - 2011-08-22 23:36

      Craig I think his massive boot will definitely count for omething if we get a big game in heavy weather!! Remember those two monsters he kicked over against NZ in 2009!! Both more than 60 meters and that won us the game!! If I recall correctly we only won that game by 3 points... Don't write off Frans Steyn, I have a gut feel that he is going to produce something special in this world cup...

  • kosie - 2011-08-23 09:51

    if Frans was overweight,the conditioning staff would have worked on that the last 3 months that he has been back, he is declared fit by the tests so he must be fit. also remember that the last time we saw him he was +/- 21 andhe was a huge boy then, he has now stopped growing and is now setting out side ways like all of us do. what if all of that is muscle and not fat, muscles doesn't always come in the form of six packs.

  • MB1810 - 2011-08-23 11:23

    I don't care if Frans has a 3rd leg growing out of his back, if he performs well he can wear his hair however he likes. I do agree that he needs an attitude adjustment though, just because you have the potential to be great it does not make you automatically great. The only time I've ever seen Frans perform to that level was those few games in the 2007 WC where he filled in for De Villiers. I think maybe if he focusses a bit more on his game and a little less on the booze and the super star life of an international rugby player, he could still be great. It's all up to him though. Im very happy Lambie will be okay, perhaps a kid like Lambie doing well in Frans' position is just what he needs to wake up and realise he is not irreplacable.

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