Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
1 minute read
15 Sep 2014
3:00 pm

Kolisi blow to WP

Rudolph Jacobs

Western Province suffered a huge setback earlier today when it was announced that flank Siya Kolisi has been ruled out of rugby for at least the next four weeks.

FILE PICTURE: Siya Kolisi during the Absa Currie Cup match between DHL Western Province and Vodacom Blue Bulls. Picture: Petri Oeschger/Gallo Images

Kolisi injured both his knees during WP’s 35-33 defeat by the Lions at Ellis Park last weekend and according to coach Allister Coetzee it is touch and go whether the player will return in time for a possible play-off match.

Other injuries include an ankle niggle to hooker Stephan Coetzee and a minor concussion suffered by wing Kobus van Wyk.

It was WP’s first loss of the season but they are still leading the log, having opened a gap of four points on the second-placed Lions.

This weekend, Province host Griquas, who surprised the impressive Pumas 31-27 in Kimberley last weekend, while Griquas also recorded a surprising last-minute 21-18 win over the Sharks the previous weekend in Durban.