New injury concerns for hapless Stormers

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:54
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SUPER RUGBY UPDATE: The Stormers, winless on their Australasian tour, were dealt a triple dose of bad news.

Flanks Cobus Wiese (shoulder) and Kobus van Dyk (ankle), as well as wing Seabelo Senatla (groin), will be given until Wednesday to prove their fitness.

The Stormers - who lost to the Waratahs (27-34) and the Crusaders (28-45), in the first two matches - conclude their trip when they face the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.

Centre Dan du Plessis has recovered fully from a shoulder injury and will be available for selection to face the Blues at Newlands, when the Stormers return home next week.

Lock John Schickerling will undergo surgery on a torn pectoral muscle and has been ruled out for four months.

Hooker Bongi Mbonambi has had two abdominal surgeries as a result of appendicitis and will only be fit to train fully in three months.

Flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis (groin) has returned to full training and is expected to be fit for selection in the next few weeks.

Both Eben Etzebeth and Frans Malherbe are progressing well on their rehabilitation programmes and will continue to be assessed closely.

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Fri, 25 May 2018
Crusaders v Hurricanes 07h35 Christchurch
Rebels v Sunwolves 09h45 Melbourne
Jaguares v Sharks 19h40 Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Sat, 26 May 2018
Chiefs v Waratahs 07h35 Hamilton
Reds v Highlanders 09h45 Suncorp Stadium
Bulls v Brumbies 13h05 Loftus Versfeld
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens 14h00 London
Stormers v Lions 15h15 Newlands
Leinster v Scarlets 17h00 Dublin
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Waratahs 11 6 1 4 31
Rebels 11 5 0 6 25
Reds 11 4 0 7 18
Brumbies 11 3 0 8 16
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Crusaders 12 10 0 2 46
Hurricanes 11 10 0 1 45
Highlanders 11 7 0 4 32
Chiefs 11 7 0 4 32
Blues 12 3 0 9 17
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Lions 13 7 0 6 36
Jaguares 12 7 0 5 29
Sharks 12 5 1 6 28
Bulls 12 5 0 7 24
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