SA latest – Kritzinger crocked
14 Mar 2011
Keo.co.za brings you news from South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises.
Kritzinger crocked – The Stormers have confirmed that prop JC Kritzinger will take no further part in the 2011 Super Rugby tournament after injuring his knee in the game against the Highlanders.
The news is a blow to the Cape team, who are currently without injured front-ranker Tiaan Liebenberg. Coach Allister Coetzee said that Ethienne Reynecke will be selected on the bench as cover for hooker Deon Fourie this weekend, while Siyabonga Ntubeni will play in the Vodacom Cup.
Champs wait on Botha, Hougaard -The Bulls will make a final decision on the availability of Gary Botha and Francois Hougaard this Tuesday. Coach Frans Ludeke is hoping the pair will play against the Stormers on Saturday.
Botha (shoulder) and Hougaard (foot) will undergo fitness tests on Tuesday. Botha has missed two matches because of his injury while Hougaard is yet to play since the pre-season.
Kamana cited – Lions fullback James Kamana will face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after being cited for a tip tackle during the Lions’ 25-20 win over the Cheetahs last Saturday.
The Kiwi speedster was yellow carded for his dangerous tackle on Cheetahs centre Robert Ebersohn in the 60th minute of the Bloemfontein clash and will now face a hearing chaired by Jannie Lubbe in Johannesburg.