De Jongh, Burger out of Bok tour

November 1, 2010
Posted by

Schalk Burger and Juan de Jongh have been withdrawn from the Springbok squad as a result of injuries suffered in Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup final.

The pair were scanned in Johannesburg on Monday morning and were immediately ruled out of the tour.

Burger has a broken rib while De Jongh suffered a hairline fracture to his left ankle. Experienced centre Adi Jacobs – who had been called up as a precaution – has been drafted into the tour squad as a replacement for De Jongh.

Burger is replaced by the uncapped Deon Stegmann of the Vodacom Blue Bulls while his teammate Zane Kirchner has also been added to squad to restore the party to 30.

“It’s a blow to lose players but we’ve rolled with the punch and already moved on,” said Springbok coach Peter de Villiers.

”We trained without them this morning and we already had contingency plans in mind which we’ve begun to put into operation. It’s not an ideal situation but we’ve all got on with our jobs and are focused only on the players that we have in camp.”

Meanwhile Jean de Villiers (groin), Willem Alberts (calf) and Chiliboy Ralepelle (flu) took no part in either of the Springboks’ two field sessions on Monday. The Springbok team for the test against Ireland will now be named on Thursday due to the injury disruptions.

“We’ll give the players some more time in rehab before we confirm the team,” said De Villiers. “We have the line-up in mind but want to make sure everyone’s OK before makin the announcement.

The latest withdrawals take to 13 the number of players who have been forced out of the tour by injury. They are: John Smit, Jaque Fourie, Wynand Olivier, Andries Bekker, Fourie du Preez, Heinrich Brüssow, JP Pietersen, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Butch James, BJ Botha, Ricky Januarie, Schalk Burger and Juan de Jongh.

The Springboks’ fixtures are:

November 6 v Ireland (Dublin)

November 13 v Wales (Cardiff)

November 20 v Scotland (Edinburgh)

November 27 v England (Twickenham)

December 4 v Barbarians (Twickenham)


Revised Tour Squad (in alphabetical order. * Indicates new cap)

Backs

Name Province

Age

Caps

Gio Aplon Vodacom Western Province

28

9

Bjorn Basson Vodacom Blue Bulls

23

2

Jean de Villiers Vodacom Western Province

29

63

Francois Hougaard Vodacom Blue Bulls

22

5

Bryan Habana Vodacom Western Province

27

66

Adi Jacobs The Sharks

30

30

*Elton Jantjies Xerox Golden Lions

20

0

Zane Kirchner Vodacom Blue Bulls

26

10

*Patrick Lambie The Sharks

20

0

*Lwazi Mvovo The Sharks

24

0

Ruan Pienaar Ulster, N Ireland

26

43

Frans Steyn Racing Metro, France

23

39

Morne Steyn Vodacom Blue Bulls

26

21

Forwards

Name Province

Age

Caps

*Willem Alberts The Sharks

26

0

Bakkies Botha Vodacom Blue Bulls

31

68

*Keegan Daniel The Sharks

25

0

Bismarck du Plessis The Sharks

26

32

Jannie du Plessis The Sharks

28

20

Alistair Hargreaves The Sharks

24

2

Ryan Kankowski The Sharks

25

16

Victor Matfield (captain) Vodacom Blue Bulls

33

101

Tendai Mtawarira The Sharks

25

22

*Coenie Oosthuizen Vodacom Cheetahs

21

0

Chiliboy Ralepelle Vodacom Blue Bulls

24

17

Juan Smith Vodacom Cheetahs

29

65

Pierre Spies Vodacom Blue Bulls

25

37

*Deon Stegmann Vodacom Blue Bulls

24

0

Adriaan Strauss Vodacom Cheetahs

24

7

CJ van der Linde Vodacom Cheetahs

30

65

Flip van der Merwe Vodacom Blue Bulls

25

6

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook Post to MySpace

Tags: , , , , ,

29 Comments

  1. avatar Bekke says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    This make the squad actually better – apart from De Jongh maybe (but he also plays a bit individually).

  2. avatar Jagsluiperd says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Schalk kan nou weer die Pote in Hermanus gaan befok maak….

  3. avatar Boertjie says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Ja nee, die span word al hoe kakker.

    AD fokken Jacobs?

    :tpuke:

  4. avatar Boertjie says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Real test for our perceived depth.
    I won’t even mention our perceived coaching expertise.

    But they will hide behind all the injuires
    and save their arses.

  5. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Apparently Schalk played most the second half with a broken rib…

    Adi hasn’t played 80mins in two seasons…

    Betfair paying $2.60 for an Irish win… great odds…

  6. avatar JT says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 3:40 pm:

    For Ireland test:

    10. Morne
    11. Mvovo
    12. Frans Steyn
    13. Habana
    14. Basson
    15. Zane/Lambie

  7. avatar Boertjie says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Reply to JT @ 4:19 pm:

    Hoekom hou julle aan met Tina?
    Ek dog hy is nie beskikbaar vir die eerste toets nie?
    Is hy?

  8. avatar JT says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 4:25 pm:

    just read on another thread that he is not – will have to wait and see who is really available…

  9. avatar Boertjie says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    365:

    François Steyn, the young Springbok playing for in France and chosen for the Springboks’ November tour will not join his team till after the Ireland Test.

    I suppose that confirms it.

    How did your side do?

  10. avatar Bokhoring T says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I assume Stegmann would be next logical choice to call up?

  11. avatar Bokhoring T says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Reply to Bokhoring T @ 4:41 pm: Sorry – I see he already has been called up

  12. avatar JT says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 4:34 pm:

    Got thumped by a better side on the day. 61-13 :-( I am proud of the boys but Donau are just at the next level at the moment.
    The pace of the game was just too much for us but we gave it our all and that is all I can ask of the guys. Will learn and up the ante for the future.

  13. avatar Boertjie says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Reply to JT @ 4:44 pm:

    Doc Craven never believed in good losers; said it then becomes a habit to lose.

    But I’m sure in your case it can inspire and create character.

  14. avatar JT says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 4:48 pm:

    it gives a push to work at it and do better next time… what is the alternative?

  15. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Reply to JT @ 4:19 pm:

    No way Jose… Habana has already failed once at 13 against the Irish… and Mvovu is not even close to a test wing yet… nor S14 wing… but there might not be a choice…

    JDV is tipped to make it back from injury and there is Aplon to add to that list… so it might look like the above with JDV at 12 and Aplon on the other wing with Basson…

    Or a roughie would be RP, Steyn, JDV… ag fok… who knows… and now Betfair have dropped the odds a little lower… :wink:

  16. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Will probably look like the following (with some miracles needed off the bench with niggles/lack of game-time taken into account)…

    Hougaard
    Habana
    JDV
    Adi
    Aplon
    Kirchner

    RP
    Lambie
    Basson

  17. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Morne at 10 above…

  18. avatar Boertjie says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 5:33 pm:

    Whatever combo will get their arses handed on a plate.
    Dunno if the forwards will be much better.
    Put some more money on that bet.

  19. avatar DavidS says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Wow

    I slice half my pointing finger off and when I get back from hospital Slak is so hurt by Lambie handing him off that he pulls out of the tour…

    Incredible…

  20. avatar DavidS says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Zane Kirchner for De Jongh

    Kak swop

    Is nobody else concerned that we’re short on a MIDFIELD against arguably the best midfield partnership in the world…

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Reply to Bekke @ 3:29 pm: “This make the squad actually better – apart from De Jongh maybe (but he also plays a bit individually).” :Bakkies:

    Anybody who believes Schalla is no good for a Bok side is an idiot

  22. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Reply to Bokhoring T @ 4:41 pm: Ja him or Potgieter

  23. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 3:35 pm: Ja Adi is like Ricky – ‘n amby wat nie fokken weg gaan nie

  24. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 6:44 pm: Ja I would have bring Andries Strauss in.

  25. avatar Duiwel says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    SH :mrgreen: RKS

  26. avatar Duiwel says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Its a split decision between whether i am
    happier that the Sharks are CCchamps,again,
    or that WP have lost

  27. avatar Boertjie says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Reply to Duiwel @ 9:49 pm:

    Solank jy heppie is – dis al wat belangrik is.

  28. avatar DavidS says:
    November 2nd, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Reply to Duiwel @ 8:12 pm:

    Dis ‘n girl in handcuffs in daai prentjie van jou….

    kinky

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 8:06 pm:

    Or Doppies La Grange…

  29. avatar Duiwel says:
    November 2nd, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Ja-ja oom D,
    thought i’d share the moment

Switch to our mobile site