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Another blow for Boland in Currie Cup



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Boland Kavaliers Currie Cup coach Deon Davids was hit with more bad news on Tuesday.

Centre Lionel Cornelius’ inury to his right knee’s ligaments is so bad that the leg is in plaster for the next couple of weeks.

And if that is not enough, first-choice scrumhalf Marnus Hugo has also injured a knee against Western Province, which will sideline him bewteen two and four weeks.

Loosehead prop Janro van Niekerk suffers with spasma in his lower back, while centre Hein Myburgh suffers from a bruised ankle and lock Rito Hlungwane from a minor shoulder injury.

And thats not the end of it lock Nico Esterhuyse, fullback Justin Peach and No 8 Junior Bester have been laid low with flu. If that was not enough, there was more bad news to follow.

There is still no indiacation when centre Dewey Swartbooi injured knee will make him available again, while hooker and captain Conrad Burke reported to a specialist on Tuesday morning with a suspected teared stomach muscle.

The only good news Davids received was the availability of centre Cornal Hendricks and winger Luvo Sogidashe, who returns after an ankle injury and a bout of flu respectively.

The Kavaliers take on the Free State Cheetahs in a Currie Cup  match in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Davids will announce his side on Wednesday.

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