Injury after injury for beleaguered Tuks

Posted on March 12, 2010

Tuks play the FNB Ikey Tigers in Cape Town on Monday, March 15 - the result which could decide the battle for second place on the log and, thereby, who (between UCT and Pukke) hosts the other home semifinal. (The Maties have already booked their third successive home semi.)

This time there are six changes to the Tukkies starting XV - of which four were necessitated by injury.
In the match against FNB Shimlas last week - which Tuks lost 23-27 - Francois van Wyk (lock) broke his arm, Robbie Coetzee (hooker) sustained concussion, Tendayi Chikukwa (flank) injured his knee and winger Tom Seabela cut his lip.

They have, this week, been replaced by Franco Mostert, Chris Crous, Oswin Mentoor and Clayton Blommetjies, respectively.

The other changes are at flyhalf, where SA Under-20 ace - and goalkicking star - Justin van Staden takes over from Stanley Twiname and at tighthead prop where Hein Viljoen replaces Peet Vorster.

The FNB Tuks team: 15 Shaun Davids (captain), 14 Dirk Dippenaar, 13 Ernie Kruger, 12 Gertjie Smith, 11 Clayton Blommetjies, 10 Justin van Staden, 9 Ettiene Greeff, 8 Dan Nichols, 7 Oswin Mentoor, 6 Marius Weber, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Tiaan Nel, 3 Hein Viljoen, 2 Chris Crous, 1 Corné Fourie.
Replacements: 16 Sylvester Booysen, 17 Musa Tukela, 18 Joe Walters, 19 Ntokoza Mashele, 20 Louis van Biljon, 21 Terrence Jacobs, 22 Stanley Twiname, 23 Peet Vorster.

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