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Injury drama for Duncan


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content on 19 Aug 2014 at 09:48
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Toyota Free State Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan is likely to have to make some interesting selection decisions for this weekend’s Currie Cup match against the Sharks in Durban, with injuries sustained against Griquas cutting a swathe through his already rather thin squad.

With the fall out from a poor Super Rugby campaign robbing the side of a large number of senior players, who have opted to cut their ties with the union and play elsewhere instead, Duncan hasn’t been left with too much to work with this season. Injuries to key players in Elgar Watts (flyhalf), Luan de Bruin (prop) and Boom Prinsloo (loose forward) ahead of Saturdays round 3 clash won’t make his life any easier.

The trio have seemingly been ruled out as the result of knocks sustained during last weekend’s bruising win against Griquas; although there’s better news for wing Raymond Rhule who should be fit to play despite also taking a knock in that game.

Duncan will look to rookies like Pieter-Steyn de Wet (flyhalf) and Dolph Botha (prop), both from the Shimlas ranks, this week, while he may receive a boost in the form of flank Lappies Labuschagne, who may be cleared to play in Prinsloo’s place.

Labuschagne is one of three key Cheetahs forwards set to leave Bloemfontein for Pretoria at the end of the Currie Cup season.



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