Lions suffer massive Whiteley blow

    2019-02-25 19:06

    Cape Town - The Lions have suffered a massive blow with the news that their captain Warren Whiteley will be sidelined for an extended period.

    The 31-year-old left the field shortly before half-time on Saturday and did not return as the Stormers secured a last-gasp 19-17 win over the Johannesburg-franchise.

    According to the Lions team doctor Rob Collis, Whiteley has a "torn pectoralis major muscle (left)".

    Whiteley will spend six to eight weeks on the sidelines.

    This weekend, the Lions host the Bulls in another anticipating South African derby in Johannesburg.

    Kick-off on Saturday is at 15:05.

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights


    Friday, 22 March 2019
    • Blues v Highlanders, Eden Park 08:35
    Saturday, 23 March 2019
    • Hurricanes v Stormers, Westpac Stadium 08:35
    • Waratahs v Crusaders, Sydney Cricket Ground 10:45
    • Sunwolves v Lions, Singapore National Stadium 12:55
    • Bulls v Chiefs, Loftus Versfeld 15:05
    • Sharks v Rebels, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 17:15
    Sunday, 24 March 2019
    • Reds v Brumbies, Suncorp Stadium 07:05


    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Bulls (Q)
    • Lions (wc)
    • Stormers (wc)
    • Sharks (wc)
    • Jaguares

    Opinion Poll

    Which of the 4 South African team will finish with the fewest Super Rugby SA Conference points?

    Can you name the top Super Rugby tryscorers of all-time?

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