Returned from Injury into Rd 14:
Luke Whitelock (Highlanders) – Started at No. 8 after recovering from a calf injury.
Ash Dixon (Highlanders) – Recovered from a Stomach Bug and came off the bench.
Daniel Lienert-Brown (Highlanders) -Recovered from a Stomach Bug and came off the bench.
Ben Smith (Highlanders) – Made an immediate impact with a dominant display at full back.
Waisake Naholo (Highlanders) – Back from suspension and dominated.
Juan De Jongh (Stormers) – Took his place on the bench in Rd 14.
Kurt Coleman (Stormers) – Started at fly half after recovering from an ankle injury.
Sylvian Mahuza (Lions) – Recovered from his quad injury, came back on the bench.
Jaco Kriel (Lions) – Came back via the bench in Rd 14.
Malcom Jaer (Kings) – Played fullback on his return from injury.
Chris Cloete (Kings) – Returned from concussion at open side flanker
Nic Stirzaker (Rebels) – Made his comeback for the Rebels in Rd 14.
Tom English (Rebels) – Started at outside centre for the Rebels against the Crusaders
Sefa Naivalu (Rebels) – Struggled to get any ball against the Crusaders
Matt Hodgson (Force) – Helped lead his team to victory over the Reds.
Adriaan Strauss (Bulls) – Made his comeback after being dropped for form.
Garth April (Sharks) – Started at fly half for the Stormers.
Nicolas Sanchez (Jaguares) – Started at fly half for the Jaguares
Ramiro Moyano (Jaguares) – Back from his AC jt sprain to start on the wing.
Yusuke Niwai (Sunwolves) – rejoined the squad after a “reconditioning” spell
Koki Yamamoto (Sunwolves) – rejoined the squad after a “reconditioning” spell
Derek Carpenter(Sunwolves) -rejoined the squad after a “reconditioning” spell
Kotaro Yatabe (Sunwolves) – rejoined the squad after a “reconditioning” spell
New Injuries Rd 14
Sekope Kepu (Waratahs) – Injured his hand
Nick Phipps (Waratahs) – Ankle injury, x-ray was clear. Will try to train by thursday otherwise will miss this week.
Tim Nanai-Williams (Chiefs) – Injured his ankle.
Lopeti Timani (Rebels)– Pulled from the match pregame after failing a Concussion fitness test, likely back Rd 15.
Pete Samu (Crusaders) – Ankle injury, looked very uncomfortable so my guess is he will be out for 4-6 weeks from Rd 14. Now in a moon boot with makes this even more likely.
Wes Goosen (Hurricanes) – Shoulder or rib injury, not ruled out of Rd 15 yet.
Ardie Savea (Hurricanes) – Concussion unlikely to play Rd 15.
Mark Abbott (Hurricanes) -Concussion unlikely to play Rd 15.
Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes) – Pulled pregame due to headaches after flying to South Africa. In Rd 13 he was pulled off at half time after a head knock even though he passed the concussion protocol. He also had no symptoms through the week but the team doctor has decided to be cautious.
Dillon Hunt (Highlanders) – Glute injury and didn’t train on Tuesday, not clear if he will play this weekend
Lima Sopoaga (Highlanders) had a slight calf strain and didn’t train on Tuesday, not clear if he will play this weekend.
Augustine Pulu (Blues) – Rested for Rd15 to recover from niggling injuries.
Blake Gibson (Blues) – Rested for Rd15 to recover from niggling injuries.
Matt Duffie (Blues) – Rested for Rd15 to recover from niggling injuries.
George Moala (Blues) – Rested for Rd15 to recover from niggling injuries.
Charlie Faumuina (Blues) – has tonsillitis.
Hanro Liebenberg (Bulls) – Ankle injury, out for 6 weeks, This would have him fit for Rd 16 against the Kings.
Jacobie Adriaanse (Bulls) – Concussion, out for 6 weeks! Likely back Rd 16.
Jannes Kirsten (Bulls) – Concussions out for 2 weeks. Likely back Rd 16.
Alshaun Bock (Kings) – Bicep tear, consulting a specialist this week so it sounds serious.
Ntabeni Dukisa (Kings) – AC joint injury, waiting on X-rays.
Robbie Coetzee (Lions) – 5 week ban for kneeing Cloete, he will only miss Rd 15.
Shaun Venter (Cheetahs) – Ankle sprain, out for 4-6 weeks, likely back for Rd 17.
Lukhanyo Am (Sharks) – Suffered an eye socket injury and will go for scans.
Mahlatse “Chiliboy” Ralepelle (Sharks) – Irritated a neck injury that he sustained in springsboks camp. No news on timeframes yet.
Likely back this week (Rd 15):
Patrick Lambie (Sharks) – Concussed in Rd 12, likely back RD 15 but who knows with concussion these days!
Liaki Moli (Sunwolves) – Concussion.
Ruaan Lerm (Kings) – returned to full training this week from an ankle injury.
Jack Dempsey (Waratahs) – Played club rugby in Rd 14, has flown over to NZ for Rd 15.
Andrew Kellaway (Waratahs) – returning from a face fracture. Played club rugby in Rd 14, has flown over to NZ for Rd 15.
Dane Haylet-Petty (Force) – Back from his hamstring injury for Rd 15.
Schalk Ferreira (Kings) – returned to full training this week form a bicep injury.
Matt Todd (Crusaders) – Rested on his way back from concussion in Rd 14
Ryan Crotty (Crusaders) – Rested on his way back from concussion in Rd 14
James Lentjes (Highlanders) -Played club footy last weekend, eligible for selection for the Crusaders game.
Sam McNicol (Chiefs) – Concussion in Rd 13
Stephen Donald (Chiefs) – Concussion in Rd 13
Rene Ranger (Blues) – Named to start at centre this week on his way back from injury
Jimmy Tupou (Blues) – Finally beaten his lingering hamstring injury.
Rene Ranger (Blues) – Back from his injured ankle.
Nehe Milner-Skudder (Hurricanes) – Fractured Metatarsals (injured Rd 3). Won’t play Rd 14 but targeting a Rd 15 return at the earliest.
Callum Gibbins (Hurricanes) – Starting on his way back from a shoulder injury.
Ongoing Injury List:
Liam squire – Fractured thumb. Out for 6 weeks, back after the international break. Could be fit for the start of the Lions series.
Dan Pryor – Getting more confidence on his knee and had come through club games recently (Updated before Rd 15).
Dane Coles – Concussion symptons and problem calf. Hoping to be back for clash against the Chiefs.
Michael Fatialofa – Having surgery for his dislocated knee cap. “May” return this year.
Reggie Goodes – Ongoing concussion symptoms – out for unknown time.
Matt Proctor – Remains sidelined with Concussion Symptoms, unlikely for Rd 15 given that Milner-Skudder flew to join the squad and he didn’t.
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.
Kieran Read – Broken Thumb – had surgery after Rd10, normally 6weeks out.
Scott Barrett – Knee and ankle injuries, unlikely for Rd 15. Should play during the Lions tour and in Rd 17 for the Crusaders.
Jerome Kaino – Out for 6 weeks from Rd 10. Meniscus tear going for surgery.
Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin – TBA.
Tomas Cubelli – Patella Tendon, hoping to be back for the international break.
Scott Sio – Patella and medial ligament, facing ~2 months on the sideline from Rd 10.
Campbell Magnay – Concussion Rd 13.
Ben McCalman – Refractured his Scapula (for the 3rd time) against the Kings. McCalman will miss at least two more games but hopes to be back in time to take on the Reds in Queensland on May 26.
Jermaine Ainsley – Dislocated elbow, probably season.
Kane Koteka – Returned to full training after concussion.
Ben Daley – Concussion Rd 10
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 – Forearm injury.
Tim Metcher – Foot, 2-4 weeks.
Andre Esterhuizen – 6 Week ban starting Rd 10.
Curwin Bosch – Now joined the SA U20’s side to train for the upcoming world cup. Unlikely to play again this season.
Jean-Luc du Plessis – Is progressing well following a pelvic bone stress injury, hoping to get a game in the Super Sport Challenge in 2-3 weeks (updated before Rd 13).
Scarra Ntubeni – Back running after ruptured achillies last year
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.
Huw Jones – Torn hamstring, to undergo surgery.
Jacobus Janse van Rensburg – Torn a bicep muscle in Rd 10 and will be out for 4-6 weeks.
Robert du Preez – Torn pectoral muscle, could undergo surgery which would rule him out for the season.
Shaun Treeby – Issued a three week suspension following a dangerous tackle starting Rd 13.
Dylan Smith – Shoulder operation – 4 months
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)
Nico Lee – Grade 2 ankle injury, sidelined for 4-6 weeks, back after the June break – Rd 15.
Paul Schoeman – Blood clots of the lungs. Unlikely to be back before the international window at best.
Francois Venter – Hamstring tear in Rd 13
Waylon Murray – Hamstring injury, sent home from tour of Aus. Waiting on further scans for more news.
Michael Willemse – Appendix removed, back after the international break.
Andisa Ntsila – Sustained a shoulder injury in Rd 13. Targeting South Africa A games.
Lionel Cronje – Fractured his Jaw during the week before Rd 14. Targeting South Africa A games.
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).
Dries Swanepoel – Expected back Rd 13.
Jonny Kotze – Expected back Rd 10-11
Travis Ismaiel – Knee injury that will keep him out for six weeks, back after the international break.
Jacques Potgieter – High blood pressure for an unknown reason, being pulled from play until it has been looked into.
Emiliano Boffelli – Ruptured extensor tendon of his index finger. Cleared to train normally with the finger braced. Unclear if this will affect his chances of being picked.
Marcos Kremer – Concussion, going through the return to play protocols.
Taakaki Nakazuru – Went off 3 minutes in to the game after a big hit (Rd 9). No further news.
Takeshi Kizu -Reported as injured, not travelling to Argentina. No other news available
Heiichiro ito – stretchered off after a scrum- looks like neck
Teruya Goto – hamstring.
Hayden Cripps – Right knee injury
Jamie-Jerry Taulagi – Red card – Banned for 5 weeks, Can return to play after June 10.
Shota Horie – Injured in Rd 13
Willie Britz – Injured in Rd 13
Ed Quirk – Injured in Rd 13
Shota Horie – Injured in Round 13.
Kenki Fukuoka – No news, he has fallen victim to the lack of news out of Japan
Out for the Season:
Brad Weber (Chiefs) – Broken Leg out for 6 months
Mitchell Graham (Chiefs) – Broken Leg
Jason Emery (Highlanders) – Ruptured Achilles
Leolin Zas (Stormers) – Broken Leg
Cobus Wiese – Shoulder reconstruction after dislocating his shoulder. Out for the season.
Dan Du Plessis –Shoulder reconstruction after dislocating his shoulder. Out for the season.
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.
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
Justin Forwood (Kings) – ACL
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Written by Harrison Dale