Two Kings wounded in Ellis Park mauling

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:17

INJURY UPDATE: The Southern Kings counted two injury casualties following their Super Rugby match against the Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Wing Alshaun Bock was replaced early in the match at Ellis Park on Sunday after sustaining a biceps tear in the first half of the clash.

Ntabeni Dukisa, who made his first appearance in Super Rugby at the weekend, replaced the 35-year-old Bock. Dukisa himself finished the match with an injury.

The 28-year-old utility back sustained a shoulder injury and will have X-rays done on Monday to assess the extent of the injury.

Bock will see a specialist in Cape Town on Monday for a full diagnosis of the injury.

"Unfortunately, we lost Alshaun Bock early in the weekend's match after he sustained a biceps tendon tear in the match against the Lions," team doctor Konrad Von Hagen confirmed.

"With the team going on a break, Bock will be seeing a specialist in Cape Town on Monday afternoon; and only thereafter will we know the exact nature of the injury.

"The only other injury concern is that of Ntabeni Dukisa, who sustained a clavicle joint [shoulder] injury. We are not yet sure of the extent of the injury, but he will have X-rays done to ascertain the nature of the injury.

"The rest of the squad remains unscathed and will get an opportunity to rest over the next two weeks ahead of the travel to Argentina where we will face the Jaguares."

Lionel Cronje (jaw) and Andisa Ntsila (shoulder) are making good progress following their injuries that ruled them out of action against the Lions.

The pair is expected to be ready to take part in the South Africa A side's two matches against the French Barbarians.

Southern Kings head coach Deon Davids has given the rest of the team a two-week break before regathering to prepare for their next Super Rugby match against Jaguares in Buenos Aires at the end of next month.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28