Currie Cup return for Burger?

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:31
Large schalkburgerwptraining Large schalkburgerwptraining2 Large schalkburgerwptraining3

Springbok flank Schalk Burger could make his long awaited return from injury for Western Province in the Currie Cup.

Springbok flank Schalk Burger could make his long awaited return from injury for Western Province in the Currie Cup.
 
Burger joined his Western Province teammates for a field training session on Wednesday and assistant coach Robbie Fleck is hopeful that the Springbok veteran will be fit to play a role in the second half of the defending champions’ campaign.  

“He’s [Burger’s] been training pretty hard in the gym and our fitness and conditioning coach Stef du Toit has been putting him through his paces,” Fleck said on Wednesday.

“It was good to see him out [on the field] today. It’s the longest session he’s had with us on the park and it’s looking really positive. Hopefully we’ll be looking at getting him back in the mix for the second round [of the Currie Cup], but we’re not pushing him and he’s not pushing us.

“It’s awesome to have him back in the mix both on and off the pitch. He helps with the seniors, the management - in terms of the preparation - and giving the squad the confidence that we need.”

Burger has been battling to recover from a number of injuries and meningitis that forced him into ICU over Easter.

Captain Deon Fourie said Burger’s presence inspired the players.  

“He brings a completely different vibe to training with all his knowledge and experience. Western Province and the Stormers miss him and we’re really looking forward to his return,” said Fourie.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 01 October 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Griquas 12h00 Bloemfontein
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers 13h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Loftus Versfeld
Munster v Zebre 16h00 Thomond Park
Ulster v Ospreys 17h30 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Leinster 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Treviso v Scarlets 19h05 Stadio Monigo
Sun, 02 October 2016
Argentina v New Zealand 22h10 Ascoli Piceno
Wasps v Harlequins 13h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Sixways
Fri, 07 October 2016
Edinburgh v Treviso 18h35 BT Murrayfield
Connacht v Ulster 18h35 Sportsground
Ospreys v Cardiff Blues 18h35 Liberty Stadium
Bath v Sale Sharks 18h45 Recreation Ground
CURRIE CUP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Free State Cheetahs 7 7 0 0 34
Blue Bulls 8 6 0 2 30
Western Province 8 5 0 3 27
Golden Lions 8 5 0 3 26
Sharks 8 5 0 3 25
Griquas 7 4 0 3 20
Boland 8 2 0 6 11
Pumas 8 1 0 7 10
EP Kings 8 0 0 8 1