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.

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  1. 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. 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?

  3. 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?

  4. Heheheh

    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”

  5. 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…

  6. 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..