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Lions lose Kriel for the Super Rugby season

Jaco Kriel will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season

Johannesburg’s Lions Super rugby team have suffered a blow as Springbok flanker Jaco Kriel needs to undergo surgery again.

Kriel has been injured since September last year and although he had surgery he needs to undergo surgery again.

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The Lions have issued a statement saying that, “due to unforeseen circumstances the operation that Jaco Kriel underwent on his shoulder was unsuccessful and needs to be repeated on Thursday 8 March 2018.”

The Springbok flanker injured his shoulder in the Springboks’ Rugby Championship draw against Australia last year.

The Lions are expecting Kriel to be side-lined for a further six months which rules him out off Super Rugby for 2018.