Thursday Afternoon Round Up

Thursday Afternoon Round Up

Rohan Janse van Rensburg out for 12 weeks with injury

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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.

View the full squad here

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. 

Read the full article here 

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