Another injury for CJ

CJ van der Linde has been ruled out of Leinster’s Magners League clash with Ulster on Saturday.

Van der Linde struggled with a foot injury for large periods at the end of last season and the beginning of this one, and now a calf strain has kept him out of the Boxing Day clash with Leinster’s Irish rivals. Van der Linde was recalled to the Springboks for their disastrous year-end tour, but again suffered a hamstring injury early in the Saracens match.

The severity of the latest ailment hasn’t been confirmed, but it is yet another frustrating setback for the Bok prop as he seeks to regain full fitness and play for an extended period.