Kriel out for six months

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:24
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INJURY UPDATE: The Springboks will be without flank Jaco Kriel for the remainder of the season, the Lions Rugby Company confirmed on Tuesday.

Kriel sustained a severe shoulder injury in the Rugby Championship test against Australia in Perth on September 9
As a result, he will undergo an operation on Tuesday and is expected to return to play in six months.

Kriel will miss the rest of the Rugby Championship and the end-of-year tour. He is also set to miss the start of the Lions' 2018 Super Rugby campaign.

Meanwhile, Lions lock Lourens Erasmus will undergo an operation on his left knee and will be out of action for approximately three months.
Erasmus has been sent back to South Africa after he got injured while in action in Japan.

The Springboks face the Wallabies in Bloemfontein on September 30 before they end their Rugby Championship campaign against the All Blacks in Cape Town on October 7.

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 20 October 2017
Scarlets v Bath 18h45 Parc y Scarlets
Sat, 21 October 2017
Australia v New Zealand 09h00 Brisbane
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster 12h00 Scotstoun
Sharks v Blue Bulls 12h30 Durban
Treviso v Toulon 14h15 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Western Province v Golden Lions 15h00 Cape Town
Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Leicester Tigers v Castres 16h30 Welford Road
Munster v Racing Metro 16h30 Thomond Park
Saracens v Ospreys 18h45 Allianz Park
Sun, 22 October 2017
Montpellier v Exeter Chiefs 12h00 Altrad Stadium
La Rochelle v Ulster 14h15 Paris
Wasps v Harlequins 16h30 Ricoh Arena
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 6 6 0 0 28
Australia 6 2 2 2 15
South Africa 6 2 2 1 14
Argentina 6 0 0 6 0