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, 23 March 2018
Crusaders v Bulls 06h35 Christchurch
Rebels v Sharks 08h45 Melbourne
Connacht v Edinburgh 19h35 Sportsground
Dragons v Cheetahs 19h35 Rodney Parade
Glasgow Warriors v Zebre 19h35 Scotstoun
Bath v Exeter Chiefs 19h45 Recreation Ground
Sat, 24 March 2018
Sunwolves v Chiefs 04h15 Tokyo
Hurricanes v Highlanders 06h35 Wellington
Kings v Treviso 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
London Irish v Gloucester 15h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Harlequins 15h00 London
Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors 15h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Stormers v Reds 15h15 Newlands
Cardiff Blues v Ulster 15h15 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Scarlets 17h30 Thomond Park
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints 17h30 Kingston Park
Ospreys v Leinster 19h35 Liberty Stadium
Jaguares v Lions 19h40 Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Sun, 25 March 2018
Leicester Tigers v Wasps 15h00 Welford Road
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Rebels 4 3 0 1 15
Waratahs 4 2 1 1 10
Reds 3 2 0 1 8
Brumbies 4 2 0 2 8
Sunwolves 4 0 0 4 2
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Highlanders 3 3 0 0 13
Hurricanes 3 2 0 1 10
Crusaders 4 2 0 2 10
Chiefs 3 2 0 1 8
Blues 4 1 0 3 6
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 5 4 0 1 19
Stormers 5 2 0 3 9
Sharks 4 1 1 4 9
Bulls 4 1 0 3 5
Jaguares 4 1 0 3 4