SPRINGBOKS: Malherbe sidelined for the rest of the year due to injury
Springbok prop, Frans Malherbe has been sidelined for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship until the middle of November due to a serious injury he sustained during the game against Argentina in Salta over the weekend.
Malherbe came in forJannie du Plessis to stabilise the scrum in the 49th minute of the game, he was however, asked to leave in the 79th minute due to his injury.
According to the Supersport.com, Malherbe suffered a fractured right ankle and will undergo surgery as early as Tuesday.
Springbok’s team doctor, Craig Roberts has confirmed the injury and said that Malherbe will be out until the middle of November.
“Unluckily in the last minute of the game his ankle got caught in a ruck and he twisted it. It kind of got caught in the turf and he ended up fracturing his ankle,” said Roberts.
“It depends how well the surgery goes, but we’re looking at three months. Effectively that is the year gone for him. I was putting it into the calendar last night and it takes him into the middle of the end of the year tour, so it is the year for him,” he added.
Malherbe plans on seeing a specialist in Cape Town today and will most likely have surgery tomorrow (Tuesday).
The prop replacement will either be Lourens Adriaanse who has played for the Boks before, or Marcel van der Merwe, who played well against Scotland earlier this year.
South Africa beat Argentina in a narrow win of 33-31 on Saturday in Salta.
Photo courtesy of www.rugby15.co.za
Springboks and Stade Français flyhalf, Morne Steyn, has been cleared to play in the European Challenge Cup game this weekend.
Mount Croix and Walmer heights could be next in line for the establishment of a Special Rating Area (SRA).
An application for the rezoning of a number of erven on the corner of Main Road and 14th Avenue Walmer to allow a mixed development has been submitted and will be considered by the Human Settlements Committee when it meets next week. The erven are currently zoned Residential 1 and the application is for a rezoning to Business 3 to allow the properties to be used as shops, offices and for residential purposes. The three properties are in the process of being consolidated into a single erf.
There is a new commercial hub on the horizon in Port Elizabeth – it’s called William Moffett. This rapidly-transforming area is fast-becoming a prime business zone says a leading realtor.
Carl Pistorius, brother of Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, will be charged for reckless and negligent driving in connection with a car accident on the N1 highway near Modimolle, in which he collided head-on with another vehicle in August last year.
Former Springboks and DHL Stormers hooker, Tiaan Liebenberg, said that he enjoyed the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup against the Proteas at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Saturday.
Transnet has advertised a number of sites and properties in Port Elizabeth for lease, including the old Comsec Building, an office block in Sydenham.
Adrian Gardiner, owner of Mantis, signed an operational management and marketing agreement with Bhooshan Ramloll, a builder and developer from Mauritius...
Springbok’s captain, Jean De Villiers, has undergone successful surgery on his kneecap, saying that he plans on focusing in getting back into shape for the Rugby World Cup next year.
- Tragedy averted as father and son rescued in Port Elizabeth
- DA condemns waste of municipal funds by Buffalo City Metro
- Police appeal for information after 95-year-old Uitenhage woman raped and murdered
- NMMU urges students to apply for Fee Adjustment Grant
- Teenagers - Venter and De Jager, win maiden SPAR River Mile titles