Next LIVE rugby on TV
to be announced
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:30:05 +0000
  • Switch Edition
ESPN SCRUM / South Africa / News
South Africa
Fourie du Preez sidelined for three months
July 1, 2014
Suntory Sungoliath's Fourie Du Preez looks for options, Suntory Sungoliath v Toshiba Brave Lupus, Japanese Top League, Prince Chichibu Stadium, Japan, January 27, 2013
Fourie Du Preez is one of six 2013 springboks sidelined by injury © Getty Images

Fourie du Preez will miss The Rugby Championship with an ankle injury.

Du Preez was injured early in South Africa's 55-6 rout of Scotland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, and the worst fears of Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer were realised by confirmation on Tuesday that he would be sidelined for three months.

"It is a massive blow to lose a world-class player due to injury," Meyer said. "Fourie is a dynamic leader, one of the vice-captains, and his injury is a huge setback. He has been brilliant since returning to the Springboks last year However, this provides an opportunity for other scrum-halves to prove themselves and make the step up when the opportunity arises."

Bulls winger-cum-scrum-half Francois Hougaard replaced Du Preez against Scotland.

Du Preez is among six 2013 Springboks ruled out of the Rugby Championship by injury. The others are centre Jaque Fourie, locks Flip van der Merwe and Pieter-Steph du Toit, and loose forwards Arno Botha and Pierre Spies.

South Africa host Argentina in the first round on August 16.


Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Football

    Liverpool through after incredible penalty shootout win

    Liverpool had to settle for a dramatic 14-13 penalty shootout win to book their place in the League Cup last 16 after Middlesbrough held them to a 2-2 draw after extra-time at Anfield

  • Football

    Clyne stunner sends Arsenal crashing out

    Arsenal will not be in the League Cup fourth round draw after they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday

  • Football

    Diaby makes first Arsenal start in 18 months

    Arsene Wenger has handed Abou Diaby another chance to resurrect his Arsenal career as the injury-plagued midfielder starts his side's League Cup clash against Southampton on Tuesday

  • Tennis

    'Dizzy' Williams withdraws from Wuhan Open

    World No.1 Serena Williams retired from her second-round match due to a viral illness at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday, dropping a third match to Alize Cornet this year

  • Cycling

    Brennauer clinches women's time-trial

    Germany's Lisa Brennauer has clinched women's individual time trial at the UCI Road World Championships with a time of 38 minutes and 48 seconds in Ponferrada

Sponsored Links
Make $170 in 60 seconds!
Google Vs Facebook, 60 sec. knock out! Choose a champion, Become a Winner!
Make $25 in 1 Minute!
Start trading with the biggest broker! Register now to receive $25 for FREE!