Bakkies and Habana crocked
21 May 2006
Bakkies Botha and Bryan Habana will miss the two-test series against Scotland because of injury.
Both were injured in the Bulls Vodacom Super 14 semi-final defeat against the Crusaders in Christchurch, with Habana’s ankle injury looking bad.
Habana and Botha are integral to White’s first-choice Springbok line-up and neither looked comfortable when leaving the field.
Habana, who only touched the ball once on attack — and scored from it — tried to continue playing but the pain was too bad, while Botha left the field before half-time after failing to make much of an impression in his 50th match in Super rugby.
White has already lost the services of BJ Botha and Andre Pretorius, while Os du Randt is out for the next two weeks.
Habana strained ankle ligaments, while Botha hurt his achilles. Both are expected to be out for anything between four and six weeks.