Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
1 minute read
16 Sep 2014
5:53 pm

Louw blow for Boks

Rudolph Jacobs

Springbok flank Francois Louw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck.

FILE PICTURE: Francois Louw. Picture: Steve Haag/Gallo Images.

He picked up the injury during last Saturday’s Test against New Zealand in Wellington and the extent of the injury was confirmed after Louw went for scans and saw a specialist in Durban on Tuesday.

According to Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts, Louw will be out of action for approximately eight weeks and may be fit for the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour in November.

A decision on a replacement for Louw in the 30-man Springbok squad will be made in the coming day or two.

“This is another set-back as we prepare to host Australia and New Zealand in two very important matches as Francois has been superb for us in the last couple of seasons,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.