Duvenage disaster for WP

Scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenage has joined the extensive list of crocked and crippled to compound Western Province’s injury woes.

Duvenage broke his leg in Saturday’s Currie Cup match against the Blue Bulls. Coach Allister Coetzee confirmed on Sunday that the scrumhalf had fractured his right fibula and that he won’t be back in action until the 2013 Super Rugby competition.

The Cape side endured a nightmare 2012 Super Rugby campaign, where they lost a number of key players to serious injury. Their bad run of injuries has continued into the Currie Cup, with a season-ending injury to star flanker Siya Kolisi now being succeeded by a year-ending bone-breaker for Duvenage.

Coetzee has also confirmed that wing Ederies Arendse will be out for 10 days with a bruised shoulder. Fullback Joe Pietersen is nursing a wrist injury and will be reassessed in the coming week.