Bok duo to miss tour

Lock Andries Bekker and hooker Tiaan Liebenberg will be out of action for the rest of the year because of injury.

Bekker suffered a toe injury and Liebenberg hurt his back during WP’s Currie Cup victory over the Free State Cheetahs at Newlands last Saturday.

Both players were expected to miss the Cape union’s domestic play-offs, but it’s been reported that they will also spend a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

According to the Beeld, Bekker is out for six to eight weeks and Liebenberg is out for two to three months. This will see them miss the Bok year-end tour in November.

It’s been an unfortunate run of injuries since the Rugby Championship for Heyneke Meyer as flyhalf Johan Goosen (knee) and prop Coenie Oosthuizen (back) have also been ruled out of the trip to Europe.