Lood de Jager marked his return to action with a try after the Springbok lock recovered from the heart issue that prevented him from playing at the 2023 World Cup.
Springbok lock Lood de Jager will make his return from a heart issue when he starts for Japanese club the Wild Knights on Saturday.
Lood de Jager has confirmed that he has been given the all-clear to resume playing after a heart condition kept him out of the World Cup.
Lood de Jager revealed that he still has not got the go-ahead to continue playing rugby due to the heart condition that ruled him out of the World Cup.
With five days remaining before rugby’s showpiece tournament kicks off in France, SARugbymag.co.za spotlights the leading No 5 locks to represent the Springboks at a World Cup.
The chest problem that kept Bok lock Lood de Jager out of the World Cup squad is reportedly a minor heart condition that could keep him on the sidelines for up to four weeks.
Jacques Nienaber has shed further light on why the game-shy Lood de Jager and Jaden Hendrikse were left out of the Springboks’ matchday-23 to face Argentina on Saturday.
Malcolm Marx celebrated, while fellow Boks Damian de Allende and Lood de Jager were devastated as Kubota Spears beat the Wild Knights in Saturday’s Japanese league final.
Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager must power the Springbok scrum at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, according to readers.
Competition for places in the Springboks’ second row is intense, but who will you be picking to power the engine room at the World Cup?