South AfricaJannie du PlessisLourens AdriaanseExperienced Springbok tighthead prop Jannie du Plessis has been ruled out of the forthcoming Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to Wales, Scotland and France because of injury.

His place in the touring team will be taken by the uncapped GWK Griquas prop Lourens Adriaanse, a member of the Springbok squad during the Castle Lager Rugby Championship who was on the official standby list and will play with Du Plessis for The Sharks next season.


Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said: “Losing a player with Jannie’s experience and ability is a big set-back, but we’re lucky to have someone like Lourens to step in. He’s been part of the squad for almost the entire Test season and was one of the unlucky players to miss out on initial selection.”

The 30-year-old Du Plessis, who played in his 50th Springbok Test last month against Australia in Cape Town, was ruled out because of a chronic shoulder injury and a hand fracture.

“Jannie went for an MRI scan on his shoulder, while we also reviewed his recent hand injury with his specialist,” said Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts.

“He will only be ready for the Test against France and as player welfare is very important to us, we decided not to risk him on this tour.”

Another possible replacement for Du Plessis, Pat Cilliers, was also ruled out as he is going for surgery on a shoulder injury on Thursday.

17 Responses to End Of Year Tours: Springboks – Doc Jannie out of tour, replaced by Lourens Adriaanse

  • 1

    Well, that might be a blessing in disguise… not nice to see someone injured, but the Springboks need to build depth at tighthead… and Jannie needs a rest, badly.

    Hope that Heyneke does not use Coenie die Boef at tighthead, but goes with Lourens Adriaanse and Frans Malherbe!

  • 2

    The is a good thing for Jannie in the long run
    He is a doc, maybe he scammed it..

  • 3

    Wonder of die beste vaskop in sa darrem nou sy debuut gaan maak, al gaan hy volgende jaar vir die engelse speel bly ek n fan

  • 4

    3 @ smallies:
    Nou het jy ons lekker deurmekitaar Smallies wie is hierdie vaskop?

  • 5

    @ Bullscot:

  • 6

    @ smallies:
    Nou praat jy!!!
    Doc Jannie gaan moeilik sy plek terugwin, Adriaanse het gekom om te bly.

  • 7

    @ Pietman:
    @ Pietman:
    Hy en wp nel is seker die twee beste vaskoppe wat die laaste 5 jaar in sa gespeel het, dis jammer wp is nooit vir die bokke gekies nie want hy gaan oor n jaar vir die scotte speel en hy gaan hair bear se opvolger in die leeus word

  • 8

    5 @ smallies:
    Ok get it now smallies, jy bedoel hy gaan vir ‘n klub in Engeland speel en nie vir die land Engeland.

  • 9

    7 @ smallies:
    WP Nel only joined Edinburgh in July last year so won’t be playing for Scotland next year, there is a 3 year waiting period in new country for players in his position as far as I understand.

  • 10

    @ smallies:
    WP het opgeslip daar, beide WP Nel (van Loeriesfontein, alhoewel ek vermoed hy was op Grey Kollege) en die die Adriaanse broers (Jacobi en Lourens van Klawer en Maties) kom uit die Boland/Kaapse geweste, maar word nie raakgesien daar onder nie.
    WP se scouts is of aan die slaap of gesuip….

  • 11

    @ smallies:
    Heinke vd Merwe is n ander verlore Bok.

  • 12

    @ Bullscot:
    Hy gaan vir die sharks speel…..

  • 13

    W.P. Nel
    Full name
    Willem Petrus Nel
    Date of birth
    30 April 1986 (age 27)
    Place of birth
    Loeriesfontein , South Africa
    1.82 m (5 ft 11 1 ⁄ 2 in)
    120 kg (18 st 13 lb)
    Drostdy THS

  • 14

    12 @ smallies:
    Ahhh finally get it you mean the Currie Cup champions Cry

  • 15

    @ smallies:
    O ok, so hy was in Worcester op skool, nie Grey Kollege.

  • 16

    Hy het vir wp gespeel en ook boland, maar baie beperkte kans gekry, naka het hom in 2008 gesien in n game teen die vrystaat

  • 17

    10 @ Pietman:
    Let’s be honest, the WP structures in terms of bringing their junior players through to senior level are NEARLY as p1ss poor as those of the Lions.

    Strange that the 2 Unions with the biggest junior player bases can’t seem to keep those juniors into senior levels.

    Complaceny or just plain k@k?


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