Combrinck set for timely return

Lions and Bok wing Ruan Combrinck has confirmed he will return to Super Rugby action in just over two months time.

Combrinck, who was a star performer throughout the 2016 season, suffered a fracture in his right shoulder joint during South Africa's final Test of the year against Wales in November.

He successfully underwent surgery last December, but is optimistic about an early return to Super Rugby action with the Lions.

'Rehab is going well thanks to the help of many professionals at the Lions, so I will be ready to play again from the end of March or early in April,' Combrinck told sponsor Puma.

If the 26-year-old regains full fitness in the expected timeframe, he will be available for selection in the Lions' round six clash against the Sharks at Ellis Park on 1 April.

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Mariette Adams