Kriel to miss end of year Springbok tour


Jaco Kriel sustained a grade two tear of his left MCL in Japan at the weekend. He has returned to Johannesburg for treatment. He will be out of action for approximately four weeks, so he not be available for the end of year Springbok tour.


  1. @bryce_in_oz:

    Do you mean because he was chasing money in Japan?

    As I predicted Nizaam Carr (AC’s love child) who is not a 6 joins the squad. Oh to have Marcell back from injury…

    Oh and Jannie DP has withdrawn himself too… replaced with Adriaanse…

  2. @Jacques:

    It is absolutely ludicrous to allow a Bok player to go to a club (outside of SR) for two weeks during the test season…

    Now we are going to see Mahoje starting and Carr on the bench with Alberts. I hope Franco knocks some sense into them..

  3. I’m hoping by some miracle they rather pick roelof to play in Kriel’s place. He was selected to tour I think.

  4. In Carr’s defense. He is good at cc level, only becomes average at super rugby level (:dgpberrt:)

  5. @Aldo:

    Smit is higher in the pecking order… thing with Carr is like Notshe neither of them are a 6 but more lightweight hybrid 7/8’s… Notshe being much better imo…

    If he’s going down that route then just play two beast blind-siders…

  6. @bryce_in_oz: the problem is that most players in current Boks setup do not have Bok contracts and players like Coenie does have one

    Then SARU also do not have the balls to so no to those that have contracts

  7. I wonder if the Lions will suffer the same fate as the Stormers and Bulls (De Allende and Pollard) in getting back overplayed or injured players for super rugby next year? At some stage someone needs to admit you cannot have players playing rugby for 12 months a year. Even though the Japan deals may seem good, at some stage the shit will hit the fan and then the players will be deemed as “oover the hill” or just plain crap and the clamoring for the latest “star” to rather be picked will start all over again.

    The joys of rugby in SA.

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