Rohan Janse van Rensburg out for 12 weeks with injury
Lions Rugby centre Janse van Rensburg, who was injured in the Super Rugby match against the Stormers on Saturday, will undergo an operation and will be out for approximately 12 weeks.
The team confirmed in a statement that he has a lateral collateral ligament tear and posterolateral corner injury.
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Sam Whitelock commits to Crusaders and All Blacks through 2020
The 28-year-old has played 84 Tests for the All Blacks since making his Test debut back in 2010 against Ireland. He made an immediate impact, scoring two tries in that first Test.
He’s a world-class lock and together with Brodie Retallick forms one of the best international locking partnerships in world rugby at present,” Hansen said.
Cian Healy to miss Champions Cup semi-final
Cian Healy will miss Leinster’s European Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont on Sunday after being handed a two-week ban in his side’s win over Connacht last weekend.
The 29-year-old was cited after an incident in a ruck with Connacht’s Sean O’Brien, and the panel has decided the act was worthy of a red card.
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Eddie Jones announces 31-man squad for Argentina Tour
The squad includes 15 uncapped players and will be captained by Dylan Hartley.
The uncapped players are:
Forwards: Will Collier, Harry Williams, Nick Isiekwe, Sam Underhill, as well as brothers Ben and Tom Curry.
Backs: Jack Maunder, Piers Francis, Alex Lozowski, Harry Mallinder, Marchant, Sam James, Denny Solomona, Nathan Earle and Joe Cokanasiga.
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Handre Pollard out for 8-10 weeks
The Bulls announced that flyhalf Handré Pollard has injured his right ankle (Syndesmosis) during training on Thursday morning.
The Bulls pivot is seeing a specialist regarding a surgical procedure and is expected to be out of action for 8 to 10 weeks.
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Social Media Round-Up
Composition of the previous British & Irish Lions squads based on original selections pic.twitter.com/3aLZn43sIn— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) April 20, 2017
My decision to pursue playing opportunities abroad was personal, had nothing to do with media claims about unhappiness or uncertainty.— Jan Serfontein (@SerfonteinJan) April 20, 2017
I was happy and grateful with the generous contract extension offered by SA Rugby and the Bulls, made well in advance by both parties.— Jan Serfontein (@SerfonteinJan) April 20, 2017
Super Rugby Squad announcements
Hurricanes Vs Brumbies
Waratahs Vs Southern Kings
Lions Vs Jaguares
Highlanders Vs Sunwolves
Crusaders Vs Stormers
Western Force Vs Chiefs
Bulls Vs Cheetahs
Sharks vs Rebels