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Louw escapes serious injury
October 30, 2012, 14:18:14

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Scans have revealed that Francois Louw’s neck injury is not as serious as initially feared and the flanker will be available for the Springboks’ tour to Europe.

Louw hurt his neck in a Premiership game over the weekend, and Bath coach Gary Gold said afterwards that the injury looked serious. However, following scans and tests on Monday, Gold told Beeld that the injury has nothing to do with the flanker’s veterbrae, and Louw just has a stiff neck.

Gold suggested that Louw could even be utilised in Bath’s Premiership match against London Welsh this Sunday. It bodes well for the Boks’ tour, which starts next week with a fixture against Ireland in Dublin.

Some good news at last!


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RE: Louw escapes serious injury
October 30, 2012, 14:19:56

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October 30, 2012, 14:07:35

he has been playing well in the french top 14 beeno. but in my view not more so than joe van niekerk, bakkies or the other overseas. brian mujati for me has been on a great form but yet he does not get lured back to SA.


louw's injury is not major. its not as bad as thought so they accourding to gary gold will monitor his workload. he will be ready for the irish tests i am quite sure. fourie would be a logical choice until brussouw is ready to take up his mantle again as the premier open sider.


@beeno really glad to see you have come around to the idea of a true open sider in a team. glad to see some things in this world change :P


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RE: Louw escapes serious injury
October 30, 2012, 14:24:30


That puts to bed your hope tht Fourie would end up in the squad.   Anyway in his alst game versus Exeter - Bath unexpectedly won and Louw was MOM.

What about the 32nd player - is it going to be Basson or Engelbrecht?

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