magazine-issue
OVERSEAS-header
generic hexagon

Claassens blow for Toulon


  • 15 Oct 2013
Toulon scrumhalf Michael Claassens Toulon scrumhalf Michael Claassens

Toulon's South African scrumhalf Michael Claassens has been ruled out for six weeks with a hand injury.

Claassens was forced off in Toulon's 51-28 win over Glasgow in the opening round of the European Cup on Sunday.

The former Bath No 9 broke a bone in his left hand, forcing him out for the next month and a half.

Toulon also lost flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson to a cut on his hand, but after having stitches he is expected to play against the Cardiff Blues next weekend.

The European champions moved Frédéric Michalak to scrumhalf in the wake of Claassens's injury, but also have Sebastian Tillous-Borde in their squad with Michalak to cover. Toulon's other No 9, Nicolas Durand, is currently on loan at Perpignan.

Photo: Remy Gabalda/AFP Photo

0 Comments
latest-articles
Pat Lambie during the Rugby Championship

Boks must back Lambie

Pat Lambie must return to the flyhalf berth for the Springboks’ end-of-year tour, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Lionel Mapoe is tackled by the Pumas

What we’ve learned

Five lessons from the Rugby Championship and Currie Cup this past weekend, according to CRAIG LEWIS.

Faf de Klerk was named Man of the Match

‘Faf was outstanding’

What former Bok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the Springboks' win over Argentina in Nelspruit.

You may also like

0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: