generic hexagon

Whiteley getting back to full fitness

  • 12 Jan 2018
Warren Whiteley Warren Whiteley

Warren Whiteley will return to Johannesburg from Japan in time for the Lions' warm-up match against the Bulls on 27 January.

Whiteley captained the Boks in their first two Tests against France last June, before scans revealed he had torn a ligament in his pelvis. He would miss the rest of the southern hemisphere season.

However, Whiteley has recently featured in two matches for the Docomo Red Hurricanes and is getting back to full fitness.

'I had two brief conversations with him, but he is very positive,' Lions coach Swys de Bruin told Netwerk24. 'He played about 20 minutes before Christmas and played a full game this past weekend.'

De Bruin confirmed that a fully-fit Whiteley would regain the captaincy from Jaco Kriel.

The Lions' first Super Rugby match is against the Sharks at Ellis Park on 17 February.

Photo: Anne Laing/HM Images

The Stormers celebrate their win over the Blues

Four takeaways from past weekend

What we learned from the fifth round of Super Rugby, according to CRAIG LEWIS.

Aphiwe Dyantyi

Six stars who have impressed

CRAIG LEWIS identifies six young players who may have caught the eye of Bok coach Rassie Erasmus after five rounds of Super Rugby.

Andries Bekker in SA Rugby magazine

Bekker stays in the game

Recently-retired former Springbok lock Andries Bekker will move straight into a coaching role, writes CLINTON VAN DER BERG.

You may also like

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