Currie Cup

Kavaliers lose Harris for Bulls clash

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Former Golden Lions fullback Mark Harris will not be turning out for the Boland Kavaliers in a Currie Cup rugby match against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Friday evening.

Harris sustained concussion while playing for Boland in last weekend’s 7-80 defeat against Griqualand West at Kimberley.

“Mark suffered concussion and will be sidelinded for two to three weeks,” coach Deon Davids said.

And to make things worse for Davids, Boland’s other fullback, Justin Peach,is also out injured along with several others who sustained injuries after their trouncing.

Strongman and loosehead prop Janro van Niekerk is a doubtful starter because of a niggling ankle injury which he sustained against the Sharks two weeks ago. “I’m worried about Janro.

His chances of playing against the Bulls are not good,” Davids said.

Centre and captain Dewey Swartbooi is nursing a sore foot, while hooker Clemen Lewis is trying to overcome a sore hip to be fit in time. Davids said the final score against Griquas is not a fair reflection of Boland’s talent an abillity.

“We need to settle down and put the Kimberley encounter behind us. It is time to move forward.

“And to ring the changes because of the results is not going to solve anything,” he said.

However, with all the injuries Davids could be forced to announce a complete new team on Wednesday.

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