Kings won't risk Cloete against Bulldogs

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:02
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INJURY UPDATE: The Southern Kings won't risk playing Chris Cloete in their pre-season match against the Border Bulldogs in East London on Saturday.

Cloete (knee), Sintu Manjezi (knee) and hooker Tango Balekile (shoulder) return to full training with the rest of the squad on Monday. 

While the trio will be involved in full contact training with the squad this week, they will not be made available for the Southern Kings’ friendly match against the Border Bulldogs.

As a precautionary measure Cloete, Manjezi and Balekile will sit out the match at Buffalo Stadium, but will be available to play in the Southern Kings' last friendly match against the South Western Districts Eagles in Port Elizabeth on February 11, before the side kicks off the Super Rugby campaign against the Jaguares on February 25.

Wing Wandile Mjekevu continues to make good progress and is in his final stage of rehab for his foot injury.

Still on the long-term injury list is flank Cyril-John Velleman (knee), who is expected back on the field in April.

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