Sekope Kepu (Waratahs) – returned from suspension.
Nepo Laulala (Chiefs) – Started for the Chiefs
Rob Thompson (Highlanders) – In the starting lineup with Buckmann out.
Patrick Osborne (Highlanders) – Back in the starting side after several niggling injuries in the start of his season.
SP Marais (Stormers) – Back after a minor groin niggle.
Peter Grant (Force) – Came back this week via the bench.
Marika Koroibete (Rebels) – Returned to the starting lineup.
Toby Smith (Rebels) – Returned via the bench.
Colby Fainga’a (Rebels) – Returned to the starting side following the birth of his child last week.
Jean-Luc Du Preez (Sharks) – Started after a 1 week ankle injury.
Hayden Cripps is helped off the field after injuring his knee.
New Injuries Rd 10:
Takeshi Kizu (Sunwolves) -Reported as injured, not travelling to Argentina. No other news available
Heiichiro ito (Sunwolves) – stretchered off after a scrum- looks like neck
Teruya Goto (Sunwolves) – Injured before half time – leg??
Hayden Cripps (Sunwolves) – Right knee injury
Fumiaki Tanaka (Sunwolves) – Reported as injured, not travelling to Argentina. No other news available
Jamie-Jerry Taulagi (Sunwolves) – Red card – Banned for 5 weeks, Can return to play after June 10.
Tolu Latu (Waratahs) – late withdrawal with shoulder injury.
Taqele Naiyaravoro (Waratahs) – In “Major Doubt” for Rd 11 after scans on a hand injury. Hopefully he will be back for the May 21 game against the Rebels.
Marcel Brache (Force)- Concussion
Ben Daley (Force) – Concussion
Sam Whitelock (Crusaders) – Cited for Striking another Player with the elbow. Waiting on his hearing.
Kieran Read (Crusaders) – Broken Thumb – had surgery, normally 6weeks out
Nico Lee (Cheetahs) – Grade 2 ankle injury, sidelined for 4-6 weeks, back after the June break – Rd 15.
Piers Francis (Blues) – Late withdrawl after a wrist injury in the last session of the week.
Ben Smith (Highlanders) – Sprained ankle, not on the plane for the 2 weeks tour of SA. Aiming to return May 20th against the Force.
Jacobus Janse van Rensburg (Stormers) – Torn a bicep muscle and will be out for 4-6 weeks.
Eben Etzebeth (Stormers) – Sent home to SA with a niggling calf injury. Likely back Rd 13 after the bye.
Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers) -Sent home to SA with a niggling knee injury. Likely back Rd 13 after the bye.
Kurt Coleman (Stormers) – Tore a deltoid ligament in his ankle, no news on return date but it won’t be before their Rd 12 bye.
Siya Kolisi (Stormers) -Was In doubt for Rd 11, nursing a shoulder injury but named to play.
Frans Malherbe (Stormers) – will not be available for selection for week 11 due to the Springbok management plan.
Nic Stirzaker (Rebels) – Ankle injury, Expected out for 3 weeks – Back Rd 13
Jake Gordon (Waratahs) – Rested for Rd 10 only.
Karmichael Hunt (Reds) – Bruised knee, no ligament damage but could potentially miss Rd 11.
Michael Leitch (Chiefs) – Rested for Rd 10 only.
Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks) – Rested for Rd 10 only.
Madosh Tambwe (Lions) – On leave with the South African under 20’s side.
Justin Forwood (Kings) – Tore an ACL against the Rebels. Having a reconstruction and won’t be seen again in 2017.
Lionel Cronje (Kings) – Concussion in Rd 10. Undergoing concussion protocols now.
Ramiro Moyano (Jaguares) – AC jt sprain against the Sharks , no news on return date yet. My gut feeling is 2-4 weeks.
Lima Sopoaga should play in Rd 11 against the Cheetahs
Likely back this week (Rd 11):
Adam Coleman (Force) – Expected to return from a knee injury as early as Rd10.
Ben McCalman (Force) – frustratingly minor niggles have been keeping him from getting back on the pitch.
JD Shickerling (Stormers) – returning from a minor ankle injury.
Chris Van Zyl (Stormers) – concussion. Named for Rd 11.
Jacques Potgieter (Bulls) – Set to start after a number of injuries this season.
Ash Dixon (Highlanders) – played club rugby last week on the return trail. Named on the bench in Rd 11.
Elliot Dixon (Highlanders) – Knee infection, named on the bench for Rd 11
Luke Whitelock (Highlanders) – Named to play this week.
Richard Buckman (Highlanders) – Expected to cover Ben Smith at fullback on tour, named on the bench.
Tolu Latu (Waratahs) – Named to start.
Piers Francis (Blues) – Named to start.
Johnny Fa’auli (Chiefs) – Finished his 4 week ban for dangerous tackle before Rd 10. Who knows if he will make the game day squad though.
Charlie Ngatai (Chiefs) – Cleared to return to Super Rugby. We may see him eased back though.
Nathan Harris (Chiefs)– Played 40min of club rugby in Rd 10. Cleared to play Super Rugby but should play club rugby again in Rd 11.
Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Chiefs)– concussion during Rd 9, Should play Rd 11.
Michael Allardice (Chiefs) – Played club footy on his way back from knee and calf injuries. Now available for selection
Rynhardt Elstadt (Stormers) -Flew over from South Africa as injury cover
Caylib Oosthuizen (Stormers) – Flew over from South Africa as injury cover
Damian Willemse (Stormers) – Flew over from South Africa as injury cover
Tomas Lezana (Jaguares) – Rested for Rd 10.
Ongoing Injury List:
Lima Sopoaga (Highlanders) – Hamstring injury, being rested an extra week in Rd 11. Should play Rd 12.
Nehe Milner-Skudder – Fractured Metatarsals (injured Rd 3). Saw a specialist on Monday, healing slower than expected and still can’t take off the moon boot. In serious doubt for the Lions tour (as warned by our resident physio in Rd 3!).
Matt Proctor – Remains sidelined with Concussion Symptoms.
Dane Coles – Calf injury still hasn’t healed. Won’t play Rd 11.
Michael Fatialofa – Having surgery for his dislocated knee cap. “May” return this year.
Reggie Goodes – Ongoing concussion symptoms – out for unknown time.
Loni Uhila – Calf injury – Back in training full training, expected to play club rugby for Rd 11 & 12 before traveling to Pretoria and Perth with the Hurricanes.
Tim Nanai-Williams – Dislocated shoulder rd 3. Likely back Rd 11.
Finlay Christie – 3 week ban for stamping on an opponent’s head, starts Rd10.
Digby Ioane – Re-aggravated his pinky finger injury now requiring an operation. Digby has said he was out for five weeks (back Rd 13) but his coach has said there is no timeframe on his recovery.
Israel Dagg – Patella injury sustained rd 3. Will likely miss Rd 11 & 12. (Updated Rd10)
Patrick Tuipulotu – remains sidelined by a back complain (Updated Rd10)
Rene Ranger – is still out with a sore ankle (updated rd 10).
Jerome Kaino – Out for 6 weeks from Rd 10. Meniscus tear going for surgery.
Ihia West (Blues) – Was expected back from an ankle injury, but not named in Rd 11.
Jack Dempsey – Right ankle/ leg injury sustained in rd 4. 8-12 wks out.
Andrew Kellaway – Ruled out for three to six weeks with facial fracture, expected back Rd Rd 12-14
Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin – TBA.
Kyle Godwin – Broken Hand, Out for Rd 8 & 9.
Jordan Smiler – Hamstring injury Rd 7, Larkham is expecting him to have at least a couple of weeks on the sidelines.
Scott Sio – Patella and medial ligament, facing ~2 months on the sideline from Rd 10.
Dane Haylet-Petty – Hamstring injury – Out for up to 10 weeks (Early July).
Luke Morahan – fractured cheekbone in Rd 9.
Jermaine Ainsley – Dislocated elbow, probably season.
Kane Koteka – Returned to full training after concussion.
Sean McMahon – A knee injury has setback his return date until June.
Steve Cummins – Concussion, return date TBC.
Lopeti Timani – To miss 4 games for kneeing Rory Arnold, Back Rd 13.
Jordy Reid – Stress fracture in the back. Out for up to 6 weeks from Rd 6
Culum Retallick – Concussion, return date TBC.
Sam Jefferies – Ankle, indefinite.
Harley Fox – Ankle 10-12 weeks.
Semisi Tupou – Knee, 3-4 weeks.
Cruz Ah-Nau – Knee, 3-4 weeks.
Jack Maddocks – Playing in the Aussie U20’s squad
Tim Metcher – Foot, 2-4 weeks.
Matt Philip – Foot, no news on return yet.
Richie Arnold – Calf, no news yet.
Michael Ruru – Injured not sure with what.
Keegan Daniel – Fractured forearm . Played club rugby in Rd 10. Expected back soon.
Kobus Van Wyk – late pull out in Rd 9, “Tweaked a Quad”.
Patrick Lambie – Fractured vertebrae in his lower back. Estimated at 5-7 weeks, Should be back around Rd 10-12.
Garth April – A late injury change before the Jaguares game in Rd 7 with a calf strain, no news on a return yet.
Andre Esterhuizen – 6 Week ban starting Rd 10.
Juan De Jongh (Stormers) – Has flown over to NZ for the last round game as injury cover. Won’t play Rd 11 though.
Cobus Wiese – Shoulder injury. Returning home for further assessment.
Dan Du Plessis – Shoulder injury. Returning home for further assessment.
Jean-Luc du Plessis – Is progressing well following a pelvic bone stress injury and should be available somewhere around Rd 9-12.
Scarra Ntubeni – Back running after ruptured achillies last year
Damian De Allende – Injured round 1, out for 3 months (syndesmosis)
Steph de Wit – Fractured his ankle, the bone healing well after surgery.
Rynhardt Elstadt – Complete syndesmosis, to undergo surgery and will be out for 3 months.
Seabelo Senatla – Foot. Likely back Rd 12 after NZ tour.
Huw Jones – Torn hamstring, to undergo surgery.
Jaco Kriel – knee injury, not on Aussie tour so back earliest rd 13.
Dylan Smith – Shoulder operation – 4 months
Madosh Tambwe – not injured but is preparing with Junior Boks for the U20 World Chamionships.
Ruan Combrinck – Shoulder operation in the off season. Not named in touring squad to Australia for rds 10-12.
Rohan Janse Van Rensburg – LCL & Posterolateral corner injury. Out for 12 weeks, Should be the season.
Jaco Van Der Walt – Dislocated foot, Hopefully back in 4 weeks (Rd 12)
Reniel Hugo – Knee injury Rd 2, Likely back Rd 10
Malcolm Jaer – MCL injury in Rd 9. (Updated after Rd 10) Expected back in 2 weeks.
Ruan Lerm – Ankle injury, expected back in Rd 12 after the bye.
CJ Velleman – Knee, will return to full contact training after Rd 11, then be assessed to rejoin the game day side.
Rudi Van Rooyen – Ankle Surgery. Out for 12 weeks.
Schalk Ferreira – Torn Biceps – had an operation, out for 12-16 weeks from Rd 6.
Waylon Murray – Hamstring injury, sent home from tour of Aus. Waiting on further scans for more news.
John-Roy Jenkinson – Grade 2 hamstring injury. To miss at least 1 more week.
Handre Pollard – Ankle Injury, out for 8-10 weeks (late June).
Arno Botha – Knee injury. Expected back Rd 13.
Ruan Steenkamp – Knee injury.Expected back Rd 13.
Dries Swanepoel – Expected back Rd 13.
JT Jackson – Expected back Rd 10-11
Jonny Kotze – Expected back Rd 10-11
Thomas Lavanini – ACL reconstruction – now back training with the group
Matias Alemanno – indirect hit to left shoulder, out for at least Rd 9 & 10.
Juan Manuel Leguizamón – Knee Ligament Damage. Hoping for a return any week now.
Manuel Montero – Reinjured on the road to recovery – we think hamstring? Now running with the squad
Martin Landajo – Could be back within the next few weeks – Rd 11-12 Now running with the squad.
Shota Emi – Fractured Rib, back rd 11 (although was named in Brave Blossoms Squad in the Asian Rugby Championship so may not return).
Liaki Moli – Concussion. Sent home to Japan, likely back rd 13 after the bye.
Taakaki Nakazuru – Went off 3 minutes in to the game after a big hit (Rd 9). No further news.
Out for the Season:
Tomas Cubelli (Brumbies) – ACL
Brad Weber (Chiefs) – Broken Leg out for 6 months
Mitchell Graham (Chiefs) – Broken Leg
Jason Emery (Highlanders) – Ruptured Achilles
Leolin Zas (Stormers) – Broken Leg
Lausii Tauilali (Brumbies) – ACL
Christian Lealifano (Brumbies) – Leukemia
Howard Minsi (Lions) – ACL
James Broadhurst (Hurricanes) – Retired due to Concussion
Blade Thomson (Hurricanes) – Having a shoulder reconstruction.
James Slipper (Reds) – Torn Achillies
Ryan Louwrens (Western Force) – Ruptured ACL
Chance Peni (Western Force) – Ruptured Groin, out for the season.
Chance Peni (Western Force) – Ruptured groin, likely out for the season.
Dom Shipperley (Rebels) – Knee
Mick Snowden (Rebels) – Syndesmosis injury, Out for the season.
Pama Fou (Rebels) – Knee
Alex Toolis (Rebels) – Neck
Rob Leota (Rebels) – Knee
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