Spies out for season
- 25 Jun 2013
Pierre Spies will be unavailable for the Bulls and the Boks for the rest of the year because of a bicep injury.
Spies tore the muscle during the Springboks' 56-23 win over Samoa in Pretoria on Saturday. The Bulls captain saw two specialists in Johannesburg and Pretoria for opinions and ultrasound scans revealed the damage. He will undergo surgery on Tuesday.
Bulls team doctor Org Strauss confirmed that the operation will force Spies to miss the closing stages of Super Rugby, the Rugby Championship and the end-of-year tour to Europe.
Photo: Barry Aldworth/BackpagePix
Pre-season a tough grind
A lot of planning and hard work goes into the pre-season, writes Hurricanes assistant coach JOHN PLUMTREE.
Pick the best for Boks
SA Rugby must scrap its eligibility rule for overseas-based players, writes THANDO MANANA.
Bok mission against England is clear
England’s bruising battle against Wales at Twickenham served up some valuable lessons for Rassie Erasmus and South African rugby, writes JON CARDINELLI.