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Sharkbok

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Coenie Oosthuizen to focus on tighthead
October 12, 2012, 20:18:17

 

osthuizen to focus on tighthead

 

12th October 2012 15:26

Coenie Oosthuizen

Coenie Oosthuizen: Experiences more pain at loosehead

Free State Cheetahs and Springboks prop Coenie Oosthuizen said he will in future only be playing at tighthead for his province.

 

 

Oosthuizen rose to prominence as a loosehead but has also worn the number three jersey in recent seasons.

 

The 23-year-old - who was sidelined for three months after injuring his neck in his Test debut against England earlier this year - said he experiences less pain in his neck when he packs down at tighthead.

 

Oosthuizen revealed that he will not take any chances at loosehead in the future despite a recent scan clearing him to play.

 

"From now on I'll only play tighthead for the Cheetahs... it's better for my neck," he told theVolksblad newspaper.

 

On Saturday he faces promising Western Province loosehead Steven Kitshoff - a challenge he relishes.

 

"It's only my third game in four months," he said.

 

"I'm really hungry to start a match and just play. But I'll probably struggle for a full 80 minutes... so we'll have to see."


Sharkbok

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RE: Coenie Oosthuizen to focus on tighthead
October 12, 2012, 20:18:54

 If he experiences pain in his neck he should not be playing. Either the injury has not recovered or it is permanent. If it is lay off related like at the start of the season, stiffness can be expected. However if it sore due to past injury not sure if he should even be on the pitch if he values his health


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