Lions loose forward Kwagga Smith will miss the rest of the Vodacom Super Rugby campaign after suffering a hamstring injury in the loss against the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Kwagga Smith will take over as Lions captain in the absence of the rested Malcolm Marx in their clash against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Crusaders wing Sevu Reece bumped Kwagga Smith into next week before scoring Sanzaar’s Vodacom Super Rugby try of the week for round 11.
Lions No 8 Kwagga Smith was sent flying through the air in a collision with Crusaders wing Sevu Reece, who scored a stunning try in Friday’s clash.
Kwagga Smith has recovered from injury to be named in the Lions’ 26-man touring squad to Australasia.
Kwagga Smith has been ruled out for six weeks with a groin injury, while another three Lions players have also been sidelined.
Lions flank Kwagga Smith says the team has enough leaders to make up for the loss of captain Warren Whiteley to injury.
The Lions have made three personnel changes to their starting XV for Saturday’s match against the Stormers at Newlands.
Lions flank Kwagga Smith says he is ready to compete for a place in the Springbok squad after his stint with the Yamaha Jubilo in Japan. DYLAN JACK reports.
Kwagga Smith, who received a red card in last year’s final against the Crusaders, insists that Saturday’s title decider is not about personal redemption. CRAIG LEWIS reports.