Spies out for the season

Vodacom Bulls captain Pierre Spies will be out for the rest of the 2013 rugby season after tearing a bicep muscle on Saturday while playing for the Springboks against Samoa in the Castle Lager Incoming Series.


Spies saw two specialists, one in Johannesburg and one in Pretoria for opinions and ultrasound scans revealed the damage. He will be operated on today.

According to Vodacom Bulls team doctor Org Strauss, this operation will rule Spies out for the remainder of the season.

  17 comments for “Spies out for the season

  1. avatar
    June 25, 2013 at 7:49 am
    Small mercies and all that.

    Pity Arno is also injured, this would have been a great opportunity to give him an extended run at number 8.

    When is Duane Vermeulen back?

  2. avatar
    June 25, 2013 at 8:38 am
    Small mercies indeed…tough luck for the fellow but geez, great news for the Boks!
  3. Duiwel
    June 25, 2013 at 9:28 am
    Some more time in the gym
    Looking at the mirrors.
    Great news.
    Leave the rugby to rugby players
  4. avatar
    Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa
    June 25, 2013 at 10:08 am
    It never nice to see a player injured but the opportunity for more mongrel or at least a player that can catch or fetch is now.

    Alberts to 8(not his best) and Lappies at 7. Lappies has huge tackle rates but he is smart and a link player. There is a ranga that plays for the Cheetahs too or Whitely.

    Other news: Smit said no to Jake White http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Super15/Smit-said-no-to-White-20130625

    Hmmmmm money or SARU?

  5. avatar
    June 25, 2013 at 10:42 am
    Sorry for the player but now at least
    HM and Ludeke is forced to look around for a
    proper No 8.
  6. avatar
    June 25, 2013 at 10:46 am
    WP want to keep Jantjies, Taute

    The Western Province Rugby Union has plans to offer the Lions duo of Elton Jantjies and Jaco Taute permanent deals.

    No shit, Shamrock?

  7. avatar
    June 25, 2013 at 11:23 am
    Reply to Boertjie @ 10:46 am:

    If WP does that, they seriously have to look at the way they are going to play going forward.

    No use wasting Elton’s strengths like they did this year.

  8. DavidS
    June 25, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I was going to say JT is going to do the Mark Twain thing

    “Although I did not atend his funeral I wrote them a nice letter saying I approve of it”

  9. DavidS
    June 25, 2013 at 11:35 am
    Reply to Boertjie @ 10:46 am:
    Jantjes screwed up bveyond repair and Taute out with a long term injury both playing in a side that does not knoiw how to utilize their strengths…

    They be stupid to sign…

  10. DavidS
    June 25, 2013 at 11:38 am
    Reply to DavidS @ 11:35 am:

    Also proof that Stormers are being cavalierly stupid with Rassie Erasmus’ painstakingly created systems to retain talented players…

    Expect to see more JJ Engelbrechts and Johan Sadies AND Willie Le Roux’s being stars for other sides…

  11. avatar
    June 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    Reply to DavidS @ 11:38 am:

    That is the sad part.

  12. Bekke
    June 25, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    Maybe Stok can use the time off to replenish some of his “medicine”, maybe it will give him more guts. I think we need a shorter no 8 – not sure any current no 8’s in S15 teams are decent. Maybe time to look wider (smaller unions or change position of player that can develop into decent 8). If Bismarck could pass or had more pace, he could have been good candidate. Or even Aplon would be better than Stok..
  13. avatar
    June 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    Alberts short of pace for 8? Vermeulen will be back after first two tests.
  14. avatar
    June 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    This is seriously bad news for the Bulls. With Arno Botha also out, there goes their SR chances.
  15. DavidS
    June 25, 2013 at 4:36 pm
    Reply to Timeo @ 1:53 pm:


  16. avatar
    June 26, 2013 at 4:57 am
    There goes the Bok lineout without Spies now!
  17. avatar
    June 26, 2013 at 4:59 am
    Reply to Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa @ 10:08 am:

    Another bollocks Beeld article… why would JW take a ‘lower’ position than Director of Rugby particularly when he still has a season and a half where he is regarded as a rugby god currently?

    Pull the other one…


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