Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | SA Rugby

Coenie Oosthuizen © Gallo Images

Coenie's rugby future not in jeopardy



The Cheetahs have quelled fears that the rugby future of Bok prop Coenie Oosthuizen could be in jeopardy.

Oosthuizen sustained two big injuries this year. First he injured his neck playing for the Boks against England in June and then picked up a back injury playing against Western Province in the Currie Cup. The latter injury also ruled him out of the Boks' current European tour.

Recent rumours have surfaced that his career may be in jeopardy, but Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské dismissed it.

"There is no worry over Coenie's injury," he told the Volksblad website. "His visit to a specialist in about two or three weeks' time is just routine."

Oosthuizen is expected to be ready for action in January, which means he should start in the Cheetahs' first Super Rugby match against the Sharks in Bloemfontein on February 23.

Meanwhile, the central franchise received further good news with fullback Willie le Roux (groin) and loose forward Philip van der Walt (knee) not needing operations. Le Roux is expected to be ready in about two weeks' time, with Van der Walt likely to be back in January.

However, injured flank Heinrich Brüssow (shoulder) is in a race against time to be ready for their Australasian tour straight after the Sharks game.

Flank Lappies Labuschagné (ankle) and flyhalf Johan Goosen (knee) should also be ready for the Super Rugby competition.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Tony Johnson
Losing not an option for some
Four matches this weekend have the potential to whittle the chase for the playoffs down.

Gavin Rich
A case for change to Bok front row
The final league fixture of the Vodacom Super Rugby season could disappoint.

Kyle Brown
Bloodied but unbowed
It will take a bit of time for the pain to settle and for us to realise that the sun will rise...

Brendan Venter
Success determined by injury list
As we approach the business end of the Super Rugby season, I believe that the team which has their...

Brenden Nel
Where is the Blitz in these Boks?
The spectacular implosion by the Blitzboks to hand their World Series lead – and then the title –...

Super Wrap
SuperWrap: Week 14, 2015
An optimist will look at a glass of water and call it half-full. A pessimist will look at that same...