Ashwin’s agony

Ashwin Willemse is out of rugby for another month. This time it is a hamstring injury.

Willemse, the 2002 South African player of the year, has suffered with knee and ankle injuries in the past two years. Now his hamstring is causing problems, with a scan showing a clear tear in his hamstring.

The Cats have not named a replacement for Willemse and will reassess the situation as their Vodacom Super 14 overeas tour unfolds.

The Cats squad: Earl Rose, Conrad Jantjes, Jorrie Muller, Jaque Fourie, Wylie Human, Grant Esterhuizen, Wayne Julies, Doppies la Grange, Tiaan Snyman, Enrico Januarie, Janno Vermaak, Ernst Joubert, Baywatch Grobbelaar, Wikus van Heerden, Gerhard Vosloo, Trevor Hall, KleinJan Tromp, Jannes Labuschagne, Willem Stoltz, Marius Hurter, Daniel Muller, Lukas van Biljon, Delarey du Preez, Lawrence Sephaka, Pietman van Niekerk.