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Schalk faces scrummaging test


  • 24 Sep 2013
WP flank Schalk Burger WP flank Schalk Burger

Having taken part in WP's training session on Monday, Schalk Burger's capacity to cope with the demands of scrummaging will be tested on Tuesday.

WP forwards coach Matt Proudfoot said there was no timeframe for Burger's return.

'Schalk is looking just fine and we'll have to see if he's able to participate 100% in training. On Tuesday he'll take part fully in live scrummaging sessions and that will give us an indication when we can start selecting Schalk.

'There is no expectation of how he'll progress. His selection will depend on how he feels physically.'

Burger, who missed the 2012 Super Rugby season with a knee injury, had an operation in March to remove a cyst pressing against his spinal cord, but there were complications when he contracted bacterial meningitis.

After spending six weeks in hospital and another eight weeks indoors, he was told that the cyst was gone and that he could return to the high performance centre and begin working towards a comeback for WP.

The Barbarians announced last week that Burger would play for them against Fiji at Twickenham on 30 November. He is also reportedly being courted to sign for Toulon in 2014.

Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

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